Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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Chapter 26 - The Special Theory of Relativity - Misconceptual Questions: 11

Answer

Choice D.

Work Step by Step

There is no preferred frame of reference. The notion of a stationary frame of reference makes no sense. All motion is relative. To put this another way, the laws of physics are the same in all inertial reference frames. If you were in an identical train β€œat rest,” everything inside would behave exactly the same.
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