## Special relativity |

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### Contents

THE CONSTANT SPEED OF LIGHT | 1 |

MEASURING TIME AND DISTANCE | 12 |

THE LORENTZ TRANSFORMATION | 23 |

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acceleration angle apparatus atom axes causality charge components conservation consider covariant decays defined denoted dilation discussion distance dynamics earth electron emitted energy and momentum eqns equal equations ether experiment experimental faster than light force F four-vector frame of reference frequency Galilean Galilean transformation go slow inertial frames length light cone light pulse lightlike linear Lorentz group Lorentz invariance Lorentz trans Lorentz transformation matrix elements measured Michelson-Morley experiment moving clock moving frame moving with velocity muons neutron Newtonian obtain particle moving physics pi-meson possible principle proton pulse of light quantity reading for Chapter reference frame relativistic representation respect rest energy rest mass result right-hand side rotation scattering shown in Fig space contraction space-time diagram special relativity speed of light stationary clocks stationary frame stationary observer tachyon tensor theory time-dilation factor timelike transformation law travelling with velocity vector velocity of light wavelength world line x-axis zero