**Physics Notes - Herong's Tutorial Notes** - v3.24, by Herong Yang

The Relativity of Simultaneity

This chapter provides an introduction of the relativity of simultaneity in special relativity. Topics include the definition of the relativity of simultaneity; a thought experiment showing the relativity of simultaneity.

Takeaways:

- The relativity of simultaneity in special relativity refers to the phenomenon where two events happening in two different locations that occur simultaneously in one reference frame, occur non-simultaneously in another reference frame that is moving relatively.
- Time difference of two simultaneous events observed in a moving frame is L*v/(c**2-v**2).

Table of Contents

Introduction of Frame of Reference

Introduction of Special Relativity

Time Dilation in Special Relativity

Length Contraction in Special Relativity

►The Relativity of Simultaneity

Minkowski Spacetime and Diagrams

Introduction of Generalized Coordinates