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Put a stationary astronaut in a small room inside a large spinning cylinder. After an instant walls of that room will hit him, and suddenly he will have the same velocity as the room. Due to angular motion, the room accelerates towards the axis of the cylinder. Subsequently, through the support force from the floor (the floor is at the surface of the ...

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You are correct in that if the astronaut is undergoing no translational or rotational motion relative to the centre of rotation of the space station the astronaut will feel weightless as in diagram $A$ and will not touch the space station. This is equivalent to jumping onto a rotating turntable with no friction acting. That feeling of weightlessness is due ...

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If there is no atmosphere, and the station is a relatively smooth cylinder, you can indeed float there as the exterior walls spin around you (in the middle, or just above a wall, or anywhere). Now, suppose you start drifting towards a wall (maybe you threw your shoe the other way). You move towards the wall, but do not accelerate due to the rotation of the ...

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By your assumption, we are talking about the FLRW Universe. Such a universe is by definition isotropic and homogeneous so there can't be any preferred direction at any point. If there were a difference between the CMB frame and the co-moving frame, it would indeed produce a preferred direction at some/most points (the direction of motion of one frame ...

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All you written is correct. Go further to the next point 4: once he comes to the cylinder wall and stands on it, he will get same angular speed as the cylinder, then he will also get centrifugal force and rotational gravity as in a film.

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I'll give you a couple of ways to think about this. First, geometrically, the circle you are thinking about drawing should contain the entire circular path of the car. If we're assuming that the car is remaining at a constant "elevation" on the banked surface, then the center of that circle has to be at the same elevation: otherwise you'd be drawing a cone ...

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Lorentz Transformations Suppose we call the lab frame the K-frame and a frame moving at velocity, $\mathbf{v}$, relative to the K-frame called the K'-frame. Then we can express the electromagnetic fields in the K'-frame in terms of the K-frame fields as:  \begin{align} \mathbf{E}' & = \gamma \left( \mathbf{E} + \boldsymbol{\beta} \times \mathbf{B} ...

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The Gödel universe is homogeneous and every observer anywhere in the universe observes the universe to be rotating around them. So a Gödel universe has no centre.

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You misunderstand special relativity. For objects that are moving at large speeds, the time runs more slowly for the object compared to the observer who measured the speed. To observe the motion of the object, you don't have to go to its coordinate frame and observe from there. You observe from the outside, that's how you measured the speed in the first ...

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This is anwered in Gravity on the International Space Station - General Relativity perspective, where we learn that time dilation in the ISS with respect to Earth equator is 1.00000000028655. So after 17 years for us, the astronauts would come back younger by about 0.15 seconds than if they have stayed on the ground. Note that a full GR treatment is ...

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Temperature can be thought of as the vibration or oscillation of individual particles. More the vibration, more the temperature. The frames velocity is just the velocity of its mean position, as the vibration is independent of the frame velocity, so is the temperature.

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Any observer outside the Schwarzschild radius sees the same thing: matter approaching the Schwarzschild radius at slower and slower (asymptotically zero) speed, forming a thin shell around the event horizon. The matter takes an apparently infinite time to collapse, and infinity is infinitely larger than a large finite the same way it's infinitely larger than ...

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Motion is a very diffuse concept :) you have to add a frame of reference to make it meaningfull. In the frame of reference of the surrounding water the force definitely tries to stop the particle. So if you have a stone rolled along the ground by a swift stream, the force goes in the direction of motion (in the usual, external, frame of reference), since ...

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This sort of calculation, especially when the speed of the electrons from an observer's point of view is close to $c$, has to be done using special relativity, in that sense that the transformation between reference frames is determined by Lorentz rather than Galileo transformations. As you mentioned, you can put your reference frame origin at one of the ...

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EDIT: My first answer seemed to imply that radiation is at rest in the Cosmic Rest Frame. Radiation is not in rest in any frame. See below. The sentence shouldn't be read as "[velocity of energy] forms", but "velocity of [energy forms]"$^\dagger$. The sentence refers to "energy forms", i.e. the different forms in which energy can manifest itself. These ...

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Rotation of a 3-vector We'll find an expression for the rotation of a vector $\mathbf{r}=(x_1,x_2,x_3)$ around an axis with unit vector $\mathbf{n}=(n_1,n_2,n_3)$ through an angle $\theta$, as shown in Figure . The vector $\mathbf{r}$ is analysed in two components $$\mathbf{r}=\mathbf{r}_\|+\mathbf{r}_\bot \tag{01}$$ ...

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In general it changes although the reason is not exactly because its projections changes. For example. You start with a vector (let us say the electric field of a parallel plate capacitor) on the plane $xy$. Then you rotate the coordinate system by an angle. The components of the vector on the new coordinate system is changed. But the vector did not change ...

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The principle of relativity says that there is no experiment that can determine absolute motion. So all observers, regardless of relative motion, need to agree on the outcome of any experiment. Because to the relativity of observers' measuring devices, they may not numerically agree on the measurements. By applying the laws of relativity they will be able ...

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A few comments before doing the calculation: In the CM frame, there is only an attractive force, while in the given frame, there is both an attractive and a repulsive force. This is no more mysterious than the fact that a vertical object in my frame can look tilted to somebody with rotated axes. Going from the CM frame to your frame mixes the electric ...

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There isn't a "centripetal force" vector. As the car goes around the banked curve, the normal force on the car increases relative to what it would be on an un-banked straight road. The vertical component of the normal force supports the weight of the car, and the horizontal component of the normal force provides the centripetal force necessary to cause the ...

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The observer moving with the CM will measure that the force of repulsion the electrons is given by $F=\frac{e^2}{4 \pi \epsilon_0 d^2}$ ($d$ is their separation), he can only make measurements in his reference frame (that is moving with speed $v$), and will not be able to be determine this speed.

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Drag force opposes the motion of a body relative to the surrounding fluid. In this case the surrounding fluid moves to the right and relative to that the solids move to the left. The drag force is opposing the motion to the left, hence it is towards the right. The solids are being swept away by the fluid.

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Interesting question. Taking a stab at it - not absolutely sure this is correct, but let the comments begin. In the frame of reference of Earth, the light travels straight out to the reflector, and straight back. You are asking about the case where an observer is in a reference frame that is moving with respect to Earth/moon, and the picture would have to ...

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Let me explain light. Classically, light is electromagnetic radiation. There exists a field permeating all of spacetime called the electromagnetic field. Charges create curvature in this field. When charges accelerate, waves are created in this field. These waves are what we perceive as light. A little more specifically, let us examine Maxwell's equations ...

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The first answer has all the results, but I will try to show some calculations, cause I have been writing them since there was no answer. It is known from General Theory of Relativity (GTR) that the closer you are to a massive object - the slower the time goes. On the other hand Special Theory of Relativity (STR) gives us the next statement: the faster you ...

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Let two orthonormal systems $Oxyz$, $O'x'y'z'$ with a general motion (translational plus rotational) between each other and a point particle $\rm P$, see Figure. Symbol Conventions : 1.The vectors for position $\mathbf{R}$, velocity $\mathbf{U}$ and acceleration $\mathbf{A}$ of a particle with respect to $Oxyz$ expressed by coordinates of this same ...

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If I'm reading the question (v1) right, you present a paradox in paragraph 2 (commonly called Bell's spaceship paradox) and then try to resolve it in the next few paragraphs. Your resolution doesn't make sense, as pointed out in the comments. The mistake is that $u_2'$ is not zero, by the relativity of simultaneity: different observers will disagree on the ...

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For the first part of your question, you have to realize that your net velocity (the one that you plug into the expression for centripetal force) is the vector sum of the surface velocity and your velocity relative to the surface. If you were running West as fast as the earth turns East, you would "stay in place" and the sun would appear to stop moving in ...

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Yes. This can be done (and is done typically) using systems of pulsars, especially in 'Pulsar Timing Arrays'. See for example https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Pulsars_and_neutron_stars/Using_pulsar_timing_to_study_(and_navigate)_the_solar_system. Pulsars (specifically millisecond pulsars, MSP) can be incredibly accurate clocks. Relative motion between the ...

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our aging is directly proportional to metabolism of body and division,growth and death of cells of body and if gravity has some effect on the rate of above aspects astronauts will be definitely younger

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