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: 13

Answer

Length contraction and time dilation would be everyday events. The momentum and kinetic energy of moving objects would increase rapidly, making it expensive and difficult to change anything’s state of motion. Finally, nothing on Earth, including rockets, light, or radio signals, could move faster than 25 m/s.

Work Step by Step

If the speed of light were 25 m/s, relativistic effects would be visible at everyday speeds. See the figures in the textbook of Mr. Tompkins.
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