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Department
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Course
AST201H1
Professor
Michael Reid
Semester
Winter

Description
1) we can only measure motion relative to a given frame of reference 2) no matter how the experiment is done, all observers measure the same speed of light 3) The speed of light is the same in all frames of reference -> the speed of light is invariant 4) Tends to Special Relativity The speed of light is invariant Speed = Distance/Time Time= Distance/Speed Beanbag: Stand still->ball move up and down for everyone Moving->we see ball doing arc, she sees ball moving up and down No clock -> know speed and distance t=d/v Agree on the tim
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