Relativity and Cosmology


Gravitational Force and Conservation of Momentum

Authors: Eric Su

In the history of physics, momentum has been represented by two expressions. One from Issac Newton, the other from Special Relativity. Both expressions are expected to describe a physical system that demands conservation of momentum. By examining the gravitational force between two identical particles in two different inertial reference frames, the momentum expression from Issac Newton is found to obey conservation of momentum while the momentum expression from Special Relativity is found to violate conservation of momentum.

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[v1] 2018-03-02 02:01:09
[v2] 2018-03-02 14:53:45

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