Derivation of Lorentz transformation equations using orthogonal transformations Let us consider two uniformly moving frames of reference where origins coincides at . let the source of light is fixed at unprimed frame of reference and emits a pulse of light. The observer fixed in the unprimed frame of reference will observe a spherical wave-front propagating with the speed of light , whose equation can be … Continue reading Lorentz Transformation »

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Question :

Find out the total energy of earth in its circular orbit around the sun in terms of gravitational constant

Answer:

Let R be the total distance between the earth and the sun. If

Question

If a particle falls from rest under the influence of gravity from higher to lower point in the minimum time, what is the curve that the particle will follow?

Solution

Suppose v is the speed of the particle along the curve, then in traversing ds portion of the curve time spent would be

Galilean or Classical relativity equation

v_{AE} => Velocity of A with respect to Fixed Frame

v_{BE} => Velocity of B with respect to Fixed Frame

v_{AB} => velocity of A with respect to B

v_{AB}=v_{AE} – v_{BE}

or

v_{AB}=v_{AE} + v_{EB}