• Some Thought Experiments in Physics

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      Thought experiments, Maxwell’s demon, time dilation, length contraction, twin paradox, Heisenberg’s microscope, Einstein–Bohr box.

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      The important role played by some thought experiments inthe development of physics has been brought out by expatiatingMaxwell’s demon, time dilation, length contraction, twinparadox, Heisenberg’s microscope and Einstein–Bohr box.

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      Vishwamittar1

      1. Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh 160 014, India.
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