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#1 yano

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 04:40 PM

When one is asked "Did the chicken cross the road?"

Einstein, replied "Did the road cross the chicken?"

(Special Relativity, in a nutshell)
Depends on your point of reference to answer the question.


Guess Einstein, didn't take kind to jokes. :thumbsup:


Albert Einstein: Whether the chicken crossed the road or the road moved beneath the chicken depends on your frame of reference.


Edited by yano, 24 March 2006 - 04:44 PM.


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Posted 24 March 2006 - 04:41 PM

I am a little twisted.
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Posted 24 March 2006 - 07:27 PM

And that makes perfect sense to me!

Think this way: If you are hovering a fixed distance above the chicken looking down on it following it's every move, it will appear as if the road is moving beneath the chicken.

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 09:32 PM

Chickens are funny. :thumbsup:
http://www.weirdity.com/jokes/chicken.shtml


Also some more information to twist your thinking!
paraphrasing from http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/time/think02.html


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Starting off with some easy 'relativity.'

You are on a train with a glass wall. You are traveling at 50mph, and your friend (the observer), is watching from the side.

You throw the ball at 20mph.

From your friend's point of view, the ball is moving at 70mph. ( You add the velocities )

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1887: Two American scientists performed an expirement on the affects motion may have on light. The expirements showed that the speed of light is not affected by motion. They concluded that light traveled at the same constant speed of 186,282 miles per second.

James Clerk Maxwell, developed equations that described the properties of electricity, magnetism, and light. James also did some expirements to prove his equations and, provided evidence that light was a constant.

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If you were traveling at 1/2 the speed of light (84,141 miles per second), and you turned on your flash light on the train, the speed of light on the train would still be 168,282.

How fast is the light travelling relative to the observer standing alongside the tracks?

168,282mps.

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How fast does the light travel relative to you?

168,282mps. It is the same. Light is a constant no matter what. Get use to it! :flowers: jk


Ok, well this probably doesn't make sense, but remember it's all relative. :trumpet:

Einstein pondered it when he was only 16!

Everyone remember the beloved equation from Middle School.

Rate = Distance / Time

or aka

R = D/T


Now speed can stay the same, and the distances and times can change to make this happen.

100miles per hour = 100 miles / 1 hour

100 miles per hour = 200 miles / 2 hours

100 miles per hour = 250 miles / 2.5 hours

etc...

However, if you put the constant c, which is the speed of light (168,282 miles per second). Into the r=d/t, it doesn't work. :inlove:

So what does this show? That time and distance, have to be flexible given the situation. Einstein, also predicted that.

Time does vary. The faster you are going slower time goes, until you hit the speed of light which at that point time would most likely be still. However, a good example is this.

This was proved by this NASA expirement back in 1976.
http://64.233.179.104/search?q=cache:XQ3zK...en&ie=UTF-8


Hope you get the picture. :cool:

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 09:42 PM

:thumbsup: I was told there would be no math....
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Posted 24 March 2006 - 10:34 PM

Oh, there is math everywhere!! Muhahaha!! :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 12:18 AM

A test will follow. :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 12:26 AM

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 12:41 AM

The answer to all questions will be "D. all of the above."
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Posted 25 March 2006 - 12:53 AM

Is that cheating? Giving the answers...... :thumbsup:
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Posted 25 March 2006 - 02:32 PM

The answer to all questions will be "D. all of the above."

Depends on your point of referrence. :thumbsup: :flowers:

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 03:29 PM

:thumbsup: ...or..you could just colour in...like I did on my Maths test many many many years ago....:flowers: :trumpet:
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Posted 25 March 2006 - 10:08 PM

:thumbsup: That works too. :flowers:

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 11:02 PM

Also light has no mass.
A couple of other facts
From nova
The universe has no edge and has no center
A lightning volt is hotter than the surface of the sun
You were born with more bones than you have now

We could never go the speed of light or no where near it I do not think.
We could never ride or even make anything that has no mass.
You say time would maybe stand still well if it did how would you resume time and would you age while it stood still or just everyone else?

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 11:41 PM

We could never go the speed of light or no where near it I do not think.

However, I think we can get very close.

From what I can gather , the fastest we can currently go is 17,000 in orbit. But I think the fastest we may have ever gone was when Apollo 13 was flung back to Earth from the Moon. (gravitational force)

according to this link: http://www.azom.com/details.asp?newsID=4700

The fastest unmanned spacecraft (by NASA) is the one that is heading to Pluto. It will be going 10 miles per second.

Edited by yano, 25 March 2006 - 11:44 PM.





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