Introduction of Special Relativity
This chapter provides an introduction of the special theory of relativity. Topics include 2 assumptions of special relativity; inertial frame of references; the principle of relativity; constancy of speed of light.
Assumptions of Special Relativity
What Is an Inertial Frame of Reference?
The Principle of Relativity
The Constancy of the Speed of Light
- An inertial frame is a frame of reference in which no acceleration can be detected in any direction.
- Einstein's special relativity is based two assumptions: the principle of relativity and
the constancy of the speed of light.
- The principle of relativity says that
the laws of physics are the same in all inertial frames.
- The constancy of the speed of light says that
The speed of light has the same value c measured in all inertial frames.
Table of Contents
About This Book
Introduction of Space
Introducion of Frame of Reference
Introducion 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
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