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
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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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