Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

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

Answer

If the speed of light were infinite, length contraction and time dilation would not occur.

Work Step by Step

The value of $\gamma = \frac{1}{\sqrt{1-v^{2}/c^{2}}}$ would be 1 for all finite values of v.
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