Special Relativity


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Special Relativity
1011304Special RelativityWe live in a strange and wonderful universe. Few of its characteristics are more striking and puzzling than the behavior described by Einstein's theory of special relativity. The results seem to go against all common sense, but every aspect of the theory has been confirmed by experiment. There are lessons to be learned here, not only in physics but for life in general. Our understanding is constrained and limited by experience.
The Basic Postulates When he developed his theory in 1905, Einstein had set out to understand the electric and magnetic fields of moving objects and observers. He was led to make the following postulates:
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Michael Browne: Schaum's Outline of Physics for Engineering and Science, Third Edition. Special Relativity, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export