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
- Time dilation in special relativity refers to the phenomenon
of the elapsed time between two events that happen at the same location in a moving frame
is dilated when observed from a stationary frame.
- Lorentz Factor is the dilation factor of time in a moving frame observed from a stationary frame.
- A moving clock is slower when observed from a stationary frame.
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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