## Introduction to the theory of relativity and the principles of modern physics |

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### Contents

Galilean Relativity | 1 |

Optical Experiments Constancy of the Velocity | 9 |

Lorentz Transformations | 17 |

Copyright | |

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acceleration angular momentum called cetera chapter classical clock components conservation laws consider constant coordinate system covariant curved space derivatives differentiation direction distance earth eigenvalues Einstein's electromagnetic field electron energy and momentum energy-momentum equations of motion ether example experiment expression field equations Figure formula frequency function Galilean transformations gauge invariance geodesic equations geometry given gravitational field inertial frame integral interaction Lagrangian leads light rays light waves line element Lorentz transformations mass matrix mechanics Michelson-Morley experiment Minkowski space moving neutrino Newtonian observed obtain operator particles perihelion phenomena physical plane principle of relativity problem propagation quantities radiation red shift reference frame respect result rotation satisfy scalar field scattering solution space inversion space-time special relativistic special relativity spherical spin spinor field stationary stress-energy tensor symmetric term theory of gravitation theory of relativity train vanish variation velocity of light wave equation zero