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Subject: why is the special theory of relativity applied to force?

Date: Mon Sep 14 10:32:32 2009
Posted by Shruthi
Grade level: undergrad School: Amrita University
City: Bangalore State/Province: Karnataka Country: India
Area of science: Physics
ID: 1252949552.Ph
Message:

i've been having a nagging doubt of why we consider relativistic force [and 
thereby derive that F = ^3ma ].
basically, if F=ma, and this results non inertial frame (because it is 
accelerating) ,then why apply the special theory of relativity? how is it 
still valid for force?


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