Time Dilation in Special Relativity

This chapter provides an introduction of time dilation in special relativity. Topics include a thought experiment showing time dilation; calculation of time dilation factor (Lorentz Factor); reciprocity of time dilation; elapsed time of distant event.

Time Dilation - Moving Clock Is Slower

Demonstration of Time Dilation - Amy on the Train

Demonstration of Time Dilation - Bob on the Ground

Demonstration of Time Dilation - Formula

What Is Lorentz Factor

Reciprocity of Time Dilation

Elapsed Time between Distant Events


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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