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You are in a windowless car in an exceptionally smooth

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Problem 1Q

Problem 1Q

You are in a windowless car in an exceptionally smooth train moving at constant velocity. Is there any physical experiment you can do in the train car to determine whether you are moving?

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No, because, based on the relativity principle, all physics laws have exactly the same form in any inertial reference frame. The results of the experiments performed on a train and on the Earth would be exactly the same.

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Textbook: Physics: Principles with Applications
Edition: 6
Author: Douglas C. Giancoli
ISBN: 9780130606204

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