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Solutions for Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers | 4th Edition | ISBN: 9781133103721 | Authors: Stephen T. Thornton, Andrew Rex 9781133103721

Solution for problem 6 Chapter 2

Why did it take so long to discover the theory of relativityWhy didnt Newton fi gure it

Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers | 4th Edition


Problem 6

Why did it take so long to discover the theory of relativity?Why didnt Newton fi gure it out?

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Elementary Classical Physics 1 Chapter 4 Notes Ch 4 Forces and Motion What causes motion to change Force­push or pull on an object; strength and direction Aristotle ­ natural state is rest Galileo Natural state is constant velocity Newton Motion does not require a force Inertia­property of remaining at rest or continuing to move at constant velocity Newton’s Laws First­a body in uniform motion or rest remains in uniform motion or rest until acted upon by a nonzero force Second­ rate at which body’s momentum changes is equal to the net force acting on the body Third­ on every action there is an equal and opposite reaction Example: F a on bb on a Free body diagrams­ draw each force acting on a body as a vector Think what

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