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Did you carefully complete the reading assignment?
The Galilean velocity transformation equation is simple (simpler
than its name implies). It's also sometimes called the "classical
velocity addition" formula. It's "obviously" true. What is the premise
of simply adding velocities to get the relative
velocity between two objects?
If the Galilean velocity transformation equation was true,
what would it say about how fast the "center" of the universe is
moving? What is the "universal" coordinate system that we should
measure velocity with respect to?
Explain in your own words (in language that your non-physics-major
roommates could understand) how the Galilean velocity
transformation equation and the two postulates of special
relativity are at odds with one another
Was there anything that you didn't understand in the reading
assignment? If so, explain.
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