## Relativity and common sense: by F. M. Denton ... |

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### Contents

The disappointment provided | 2 |

Mental repugnance | 9 |

Fundamentals never can be defined | 17 |

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3-dimensional space 4-dimensional continuum absolute acceleration assumption axis body bullet called centre centrifugal force common-sense conception conservation of momentum curve defined definition dimensions disc distance distortion ds2 equation earth Einstein equal experience explained expression fact factors fixed frame of reference gauze geodesic geometry gradient gravitational field gravitational force hence horizontal hummock instance interval length light's velocity mass mathematical matter means measured measuring rod mesh mesh-system moving Newton's law Newtonian mechanics ordinary parabola particle phenomena plane point of view possible postulate quantity radial radius reality regard region Rela relative motion relative velocity Relativist rods and clocks rotating space-time coincidences space-time continuum space-time intervals space-time path straight line surface Theory of Relativity things threads tion tonian TOX diagram triangle unambiguous unit of length unity universal observer velocity of light velocity relative vertical world-lines