## 1233: "Relativity"

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### Re: 1233: "Relativity"

bmonk wrote:That's the whole reason it's a thought experiment--because it can't be a real experiment, now can it?

As opposed to observing a human butt at near light speed? Because that would be such a practical real experiment? In the apocryphal last words of Descartes, I think not.

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### Re: 1233: "Relativity"

at t = 0, x = x', y = y' z = z' [ as per Galilean ]

or notated* as
x wrt (0,0,0)A = x' wrt(0,0,0)B
y wrt (0,0,0)A = y' wrt(0,0,0)B
z wrt (0,0,0)A = z' wrt(0,0,0)B

Given at t = 0, x wrt (0,0,0)A = 2, x' wrt (0,0,0)B = 2,

after letting vt = 3 [ vt to B, keeping A stationary ]

1) x wrt (0,0,0)A = 2
2) x' wrt (0,0,0)B = 2

3) x wrt (0,0,0)B = -1
4) x' wrt (0,0,0)A = +5

ALL 4 of these equations are mathematically true.

Indeed, I AM using notation that the Galilean does not.

*I challenge - Someone to use some other notation method, I do not care, so long as
that notations shows co-ordinates wrt to which system whenever THEY SAY x' = x-vt.

That is, which x' and which x in their two equations????
x' = x-vt
x = x'+vt

Anyone like to give this a try, please?

xA = x'B
xB = xA -vt instead of x'B = xA -vt
x'A = x'B +vt instead of xA = x'B +vt
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### Re: 1233: "Relativity"

Oh dear. Given this is a fairly lackluster comic, I can't help wondering if Randall is trolling him on purpose.

Pfhorrest wrote:(Which has made me wonder why "gram" wasn't defined as 1000 times its current scale in the first place, so we would have an unprefixed word for our base unit. Was there already a "gram" in use which was close to the mass of 1 mL of water or something?).

The "gramme" was the derived unit from the start. The original name for the kilogram was was the grave, which fell out of favor and naturally took the milligrave with it.
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### Re: 1233: "Relativity"

For what very little it's worth, I thought this was one of the best comics he's done in some time. It warranted it hearty snerk from me. Which just goes to show the old saw about gusty busses.

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### Re: 1233: "Relativity"

steve waterman wrote:*I challenge - Someone to use some other notation method, I do not care, so long as
that notations shows co-ordinates wrt to which system whenever THEY SAY x' = x-vt.

That is, which x' and which x in their two equations????
x' = x-vt
x = x'+vt

Anyone like to give this a try, please?

oh gods of reason, he's back. I thought that you swore off ever responding in here again, steve - especially considering all the effort people put in to teaching you your errors (which were then promptly ignored).
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### Re: 1233: "Relativity"

eran_rathan wrote:
steve waterman wrote:*I challenge - Someone to use some other notation method, I do not care, so long as
that notations shows co-ordinates wrt to which system whenever THEY SAY x' = x-vt.

That is, which x' and which x in their two equations????
x' = x-vt
x = x'+vt

Anyone like to give this a try, please?

oh gods of reason, he's back. I thought that you swore off ever responding in here again, steve - especially considering all the effort people put in to teaching you your errors (which were then promptly ignored).

Oh he did... at least twenty times, if I recall correctly.

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### Re: 1233: "Relativity"

This is not the place to re-kindle my Relativity stuff, as my comments are not that related to the context of the comic.
So, I will not be doing any further posts onto this thread. Please excuse/ignore all my off-topic entries above.
"While statistics and measurements can be misleading, mathematics itself, is not subjective."
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