Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 35 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 35

Answer

Yes, relativity still holds for everyday, slow speeds. Relativity differs appreciably from classical mechanics only for fast speeds (near the speed of light).

Work Step by Step

The correspondence principle requires that old (classical mechanics) and new (relativity) theories agree in the area of overlap, where the old theory has been well-verified. If a new theory is valid, it must give the same correct results as the old theory, i.e., it must correspond, in any area where the old theory has been verified. This is discussed on page 681.
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