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#21 zztop

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Posted 3 January 2017 - 09:54 PM

Hi everyone,

 

Suppose that there's an electron at rest removed from all gravitational sources and any other fundamental particles. There's an observer who is revolving around the electron at a distance of d. But, due to lack of reference points, the observer cannot say with certainty that he is revolving or the electron is.

Rotation is absolute. As such, observer rotating around an electron is NOT equivalent with electron rotating around the observer. The premise of your OP is false.


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#22 StringJunky

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Posted 3 January 2017 - 10:46 PM

Rotation is absolute. As such, observer rotating around an electron is NOT equivalent with electron rotating around the observer. The premise of your OP is false.

The observer would feel an acceleration wouldn't they?


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Posted 3 January 2017 - 11:16 PM

The observer would feel an acceleration wouldn't they?

Yes, if the observer is rotating, he will feel the acceleration.

If the electron is rotating, then the observer will feel no acceleration.

This is why rotation is absolute (it can be detected with an accelerometer )


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#24 StringJunky

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Posted 4 January 2017 - 12:33 AM

Yes, if the observer is rotating, he will feel the acceleration.

If the electron is rotating, then the observer will feel no acceleration.

This is why rotation is absolute (it can be detected with an accelerometer )

Thought so, cheers.


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