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accepted Will a laser beam be affected by the Coriolis Force?
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comment Will a laser beam be affected by the Coriolis Force?
Yes, this is roughly what I suspected - and that also as that velocity of light was (in this case) far in excess of the speed of rotation of the frame that any effect would be tiny, but theoretically still there. Thanks.
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asked Will a laser beam be affected by the Coriolis Force?
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comment How would we see a near-lightspeed object emitting light?
Well, it is certainly a good question. I would tentatively suggest that time dilation will affect the state lifetimes of the laser, so you may see less photons from that effect, but you had better not quote me on that ;)
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comment How would we see a near-lightspeed object emitting light?
Just to get this clear in my own mind, are you suggesting that the time dilation due to the speed of the system will cause the rate of emission of photons to drop, thus resulting in a lower power?
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comment Measuring a quantity using two measuring devices
spiff.rit.edu/classes/phys273/uncert/uncert.html may be useful towards the end (the example about repeating a banana cream pie). Do you know the uncertainty of one device? Are you expecting the same value for the both devices? If I'm not mistaken you're looking to essentially get multiple measurements for a value without repeating the whole experiment to improve the accuracy of your measurement?
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