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comment Kinetic energy with respect to different reference frames
@nervxxx OK, so the total energies can be different in different frames of reference, but whatever they are, they don't change over time if we look at them from the same point of view all of that time. Am I understanding it correctly? If so, this is mind-blowing to me, and I will need to think about this a lot!
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comment Kinetic energy with respect to different reference frames
I've deleted my previous comment because I think I misunderstood your answer. I will need to think more about this.
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But here's what Wikipedia says: "The kinetic energy of any entity depends on the reference frame in which it is measured. However the total energy of an isolated system, i.e. one which energy can neither enter nor leave, does not change in whatever reference frame it is measured." Doesn't this mean we need something to make the energies equal?
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