Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 35 - Think and Explain: 49

Answer

No. Yes.

Work Step by Step

Uniform motion cannot be detected - there is no absolute frame of reference, as stated on page 661. Accelerated motion, however, can be detected. If you have a bowl filled with water, in an accelerating train, the surface of the water won't be level.
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