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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 | ISBN: 9781133103721 | Authors: Stephen T. Thornton, Andrew Rex ISBN: 9781133103721 454

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

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Physics Projectile Motion ­New equa2ions R(θ ) = Vo sinθ2)/g h= Vo^2 sin^2( θ ) / 2θ) 2 t= Vi ± √ −2gd+Vo / g ­Describe motion of object in 2 dimensions ­Ball is in free fall vertically and moves at a constant speed horizontally ­Force is in opposite direction to ball’s velocity vector and is proportional to the velocity at relatively low speeds ­Keep it simple by considering motion close to the surface of the earth for the time being ­Neglect air resistance to make it simpler ­An object falling is in free fall vertically and moves at a constant speed horizontally ­ What happens when we add air resistance Adds a new force on the ball ­The force is in the opposite direction to the ball’s velocity vector and is proportional to the velo

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Textbook: Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers
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Author: Stephen T. Thornton, Andrew Rex
ISBN: 9781133103721

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