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# PHYS 1010 - Week 11 Notes PHYS 1010-01

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Great Ideas in Science & Tech
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Timothy Schuler
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PHYS 1010 Notes Week 11 March 30 ­ April 1 Relativity of length ­ Length of moving objects is relative ­ As an object moves, length contracts ­ Moving at the speed of light ­­> length is 0 Relativity of momentum ­ Mass increases the faster you go ­ Moving at the speed of light: infinite mass requires infinite force Relativity of energy ­ Mass and energy are the same thing (mass is the physical representation of  potential energy) ­ Manhattan Project: development project of nuclear weapons ­ Mass ­­> energy ­ Trinity Test: detonation of plutonium bomb ­ Proved Einstein’s theory of relativity ­ Radiation ­ Mass turning into energy in unstable atoms ­ Nuclear fission: breaking big things apart; how we generate nuclear  power ­ Leaves nuclear waste ­ Nuclear fusion: taking small atoms and ramming them together; give off  energy because they lose a little mass ­ No waste, no toxicity ­ Takes too much energy (takes more energy to complete process  than we get out of it) Light turning into an electron ­ Turns into two particles ­­> electron and positron (electron with + charge) ­ Electrons are matter ­ Positrons are anti­matter ­ Electrons smashing into positrons destroy each other and turn into light

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