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Bob Badour wrote:
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> Just as relativity depends on the speed of a frame of reference relative
> to the speed of light whereas classical mechanics does not but only
> really holds in some limit of that speed, and just as the cosine law
> depends on the angle between two sides of a triangle whereas the
> pythagorean theorm applies only at one specific angle.
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A couple of minor points.
I thought that it wasn't possible to have a "speed of a frame of reference relative to the speed of light" as the speed of light is the same to every observer.
While I know the triangle arguement is retricted to Euclidean geometry, in the 'real world' we are on the surface of a sphere (roughly). The length of your sides must be small enough that you can _assume_ you are in a euclidean space. Received on Mon Jun 12 2006 - 16:10:44 CDT