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  1. general relativity
  2. rest mass
  3. Albert A. Michelson
  4. ether
  5. (1.) The speed of light is constant in a vacuum.
    and
    (2.) The laws of physics are obeyed in an inertial frame of reference.
  6. relativity
  7. mass, accelerate
  8. time dilation, length contraction
  9. abolute upper limit
  10. proportional
  11. relativism
  12. interferometer
  13. the speed of light (c)
  14. length contraction
  15. time dilation
  16. special relativity
  17. will not
  1. a the type of relativity that is concerned primarily with motion at a high velocity
  2. b The speed of light is a(n) ____ ___ ___ on velocity in the universe.
  3. c the theory that states how related elements of space and time change with respect to speed or gravity; states that there is no absolute point of reference for physical events
  4. d With respect to an observer's frame of reference, objects appear to gain ___ as they _____.
  5. e With respect to an observer's frame of reference, a moving object will experience both ___ ____ and ___ ____.
  6. f the American physicist who attempted to find the speed of light through an experiment involving a light source and mirrors on two different mountains
  7. g a device that scientists use to observe the interference of light
  8. h the two physical absolutes, according to the theory of relativity
  9. i Energy is _____ to mass.
  10. j If an observer measures how fast two objects are moving apart or coming together, the velocity so determined (will, will not) be the same as the velocity of one object as seen from the other.
  11. k term meaning that time passes more slowly (takes longer to pass) for the moving clock than the stationary clock, or that from the perspective of a stationary observer, a moving object's clock slows down
  12. l the philosophy that states that all value judgments-- that is, all attempts to distinguish betwee right and wrong-- are relative to the situation (a philosophy which some try to link to relativity)
  13. m term for an object's mass at rest
  14. n the theory which says that all masses produce curves in space, which affect space and time, but not mass
  15. o term meaning that, from the perspective of a stationary observer, lengths shorten in the direction (or parallel to the direction) of motion
  16. p 3.00 x 10^8 m/s^
  17. q the invisible medium of light that was supposed by nineteenth century scientists to permeate the entire universe