Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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Chapter 26 - The Special Theory of Relativity - Questions: 4

Answer

Either can be true based on the frame of reference.

Work Step by Step

You may make either choice, though you should be aware that the laws of physics will be different in these reference frames. Both bodies circle the system’s center of mass, but because the sun is so much more massive than the Earth, it is approximately an inertial reference frame. The Earth isn’t; Its acceleration is more detectable.
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