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Topic: Is every physical property relative?
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Sam Wormley

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Re: Is every physical property relative?
Posted: Dec 15, 2012 4:21 PM
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On 12/15/12 3:10 PM, Victor Porton wrote:
> From my blog:
> Disclaimer: I am not a physicist.
> Einstein has discovered that some physical properties are relative.

We have two major physical theories that do a remarkably good job
of modeling physical reality. Einstein's relativity and the quantum

I say remarkable in that there has never been an observation that
contracts a prediction of relativity or the quantum mechanics. It
is important to note that different observers may not see the same
order of event or the same outcomes, yet those measurements are
real, accurately describing the behavior of nature.

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