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Thanks to Jim Guinn for timely informative answer to 1210359712.Ph ! Please, an additional clarification re "free falling frames" qualifying as "inertial ref frames" for SR purpose & deeming the laws of Physics same in all inertial frames. We say SR holds on Earth because Earth is in free fall (around sun) & "a free falling frame is inertial." It would seem that the Int'l Space Station is similarly in free fall (around Earth) & can be considered an inertial frame. However,an Earth born person & an ISS born person-each dropping a ball-will witness different results, that might_appear_to indicate "different" laws of physics at work. Please expound on the 2 free falling inertial frames (Earth & ISS) & how to tell the laws of physics are the same although they may appear different in a particular isolated frame. Thanks again to all for your time!
Re: Followup to 1210359712.Ph,Re freefalling frames as inertial
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