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Relativity Basics

Which of the following statements are true about the basic concepts of special relativity?

1. The special theory of relativity deals only with both inertial and non-inertial reference frames

2. The second postulate of special relativity states that the speed of light may vary depending upon the inertial reference frame

3. The first postulate of special relativity states that the laws of physics may not be obeyed in all inertial reference frames

4. The speed of light in empty space is c, independent of the speed of the source or the observer

5. Before special relativity, it was believed that light traveled in a specific medium called the ether

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Provides steps necessary to determine the truth to each of the statements regarding basic concepts of special relativity.

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