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Single Idea 21146

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 2. Electrodynamics / c. Electrons]

Full Idea

Electrons in atoms move at high speeds, so they are subject to the special theory of relativity.

Gist of Idea

Electrons move fast, so are subject to special relativity


New Scientist writers (Why the Universe Exists [2017], 02)

A Reaction

Presumably this implies a frame of reference, and defining velocities relative to other electrons. Plus time-dilation?

Book Reference

New Scientist writers: 'Why the Universe Exists' [John Murray 2017], p.24