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Contributors
Introduction
Historical Development
Intended Audience
What's so special?
Common Pitfalls in Relativity
A Word about Wiki
The principle of relativity
Special relativity
Frames of reference, events and transformations
The postulates of special relativity
Einstein's Relativity - the electrodynamic approach
Inertial reference frames
The modern approach to special relativity
Spacetime
The lightcone
The Lorentz transformation equations
A spacetime representation of the Lorentz Transformation
More about the relativity of simultaneity
The Andromeda paradox
The nature of length contraction
More about time dilation
The twin paradox
Jim and Bill's view of the journey
The Pole-barn paradox
Evidence for length contraction, the field of an infinite straight current
De Broglie waves
Bell's spaceship paradox
The transverse Doppler effect
Relativistic transformation of angles
Addition of velocities
Relativistic Dynamics
Momentum
Force
Energy
Derivation of relativistic energy using relativistic momentum
Derivation of relativistic energy using the concept of relativistic mass
Nuclear Energy
Light propagation and the aether
The aether drag hypothesis
The Michelson-Morley experiment
Measuring aether
The experiments
Fallout
Mathematical analysis of the Michelson Morley Experiment
Coherence length
Lorentz-Fitzgerald Contraction Hypothesis
Appendix 1
Mathematics of the Lorentz Transformation Equations
Einstein's original approach
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