Introduction of Spacetime

This chapter provides an introduction of spacetime. Topics include definition of spacetime; world line of an object in a spacetime frame; light cone of an event in a spacetime frame.

What Is Spacetime

What Is World Line

What Is Light Cone

Moving Frames and Galilean Transformation

Galilean Diagram of Moving Frames


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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