Introduction of Space
This chapter provides an introduction of space. Topics include what is space; standard unit to measure distance in space; how long is one 'meter'.
What Is Space
What Is Distance
Meter Based on Earth's Meridian
Meter Based on Seconds Pendulum
Meter Prefixes and Other Units
List of Various Distances and Lengths
- Space is a property of our universe that gives us a sense of the size of an object and the distance between two objects.
- "meter" is the standard unit to measure distances in space.
- Today, "meter" is officially defined as
"the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299,792,458 of a second".
- Roughly, a "meter" is the length of a pendulum
the length of a pendulum with a half-period of one second.
Table of Contents
About This Book
►Introduction of Space
Introduction of Frame of Reference
Introduction of Time
Introduction of Speed
Newton's Laws of Motion
Introduction of Special Relativity
Time Dilation in Special Relativity
Length Contraction in Special Relativity
The Relativity of Simultaneity
Introduction of Spacetime
Minkowski Spacetime and Diagrams
Introduction of Hamiltonian
Introduction of Lagrangian
Introduction of Generalized Coordinates
Phase Space and Phase Portrait
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