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It really is true

Louis A. Girifalco

in The Universal Force: Gravity - Creator of Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199228966
eISBN:
9780191711183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228966.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The results of the special theory of relativity are so peculiar that a huge number of experiments have been done to check its validity. The contraction of space, the slowing down of time, and the ... More


Special relativity: The basics

Ta-Pei Cheng

in Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology: A Basic Introduction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573639
eISBN:
9780191722448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573639.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Special relativity is introduced as the symmetry of Maxwell's theory of electromagnetism. The fact that a signal cannot be transmitted instantaneously led Einstein to propose a new kinematics: the ... More


The principle of equivalence

Ta-Pei Cheng

in Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology: A Basic Introduction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573639
eISBN:
9780191722448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573639.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

After a review of the Newtonian theory of gravitation in terms of its potential function, we start the study of general relativity (GR) with the introduction of the equivalence principle (EP). The ... More


Time and space

Louis A. Girifalco

in The Universal Force: Gravity - Creator of Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199228966
eISBN:
9780191711183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228966.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

All physical events take place in time and space, but the precise nature of time and space has been mysterious and generally misunderstood until Einstein. Newton believed that both time and space are ... More


Time Dilation and Length Contraction

David M. Wittman

in The Elements of Relativity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199658633
eISBN:
9780191863653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199658633.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

In Chapter 6, we discovered that different frames mix time and space differently; in this chapter, we will discover that speed causes time to run slowly and space to contract. Of course, the truth is ... More


Classical and Relativistic Spacetime

Yuri Balashov

in Persistence and Spacetime

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199579921
eISBN:
9780191722899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579921.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

A simplified overview of the geometrical structure of Newtonian, neo‐Newtonian (Galilean), and special relativistic (Minkowski) spacetime, intended for the non‐specialist. The notions of reference ... More


Equivalence of Gravitation and Inertia

Ta-Pei Cheng

in A College Course on Relativity and Cosmology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199693405
eISBN:
9780191803130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693405.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

After a review of the Newtonian theory of gravitation in terms of its potential function, this chapter starts the study of general relativity (GR) with the introduction of the equivalence principle ... More


This too is true

Louis A. Girifalco

in The Universal Force: Gravity - Creator of Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199228966
eISBN:
9780191711183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228966.003.0017
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The validity suggested by beauty must be verified by experiment. Three major predictions of general relativity are: gravitational fields bend light, slow down time beyond the effect of special ... More


GR as a geometric theory of gravity – I

Ta-Pei Cheng

in Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology: A Basic Introduction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573639
eISBN:
9780191722448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573639.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

A geometric description of equivalence principle physics of gravitational time dilation is presented. In this geometric theory, the metric plays the role of relativistic gravitational potential. ... More


Special Relativity: The New Kinematics

Ta-Pei Cheng

in A College Course on Relativity and Cosmology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199693405
eISBN:
9780191803130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693405.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Special relativity is based on the principles of relativity and constancy of the speed of light. The apparent contradiction between these two postulates was resolved by Einstein with his realization ... More


The new kinematics and E = m c 2

Ta-Pei Cheng

in Einstein's Physics: Atoms, Quanta, and Relativity - Derived, Explained, and Appraised

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669912
eISBN:
9780191744488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669912.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Einstein’s two postulates of the relativity principle and light-speed constancy appear at the outset to be contradictory. A coordinate-dependent time is Einstein’s resolution of this paradox, and ... More


The Block Universe from Special Relativity

Michael Silberstein, W.M. Stuckey, and Timothy McDevitt

in Beyond the Dynamical Universe: Unifying Block Universe Physics and Time as Experienced

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198807087
eISBN:
9780191844850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807087.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, History of Physics

Before explaining how the God’s-eye view resolves the impasse of theoretical physics and foundations of physics created by the ant’s-eye view, the book presents a detailed argument for the block ... More


Doppler Effect and Velocity Addition Law

David M. Wittman

in The Elements of Relativity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199658633
eISBN:
9780191863653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199658633.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

We now pivot from relationships between frames to look at the effect of motion on communications between specific observers.This will help us look at the twin paradox in the next chapter, and will ... More


Towards a general theory of relativity

Ta-Pei Cheng

in Einstein's Physics: Atoms, Quanta, and Relativity - Derived, Explained, and Appraised

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669912
eISBN:
9780191744488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669912.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

In general relativity (GR) physics laws are not changed under general coordinate transformations. Among Einstein’s motivation for GR was his wish to have a deeper understanding of the empirically ... More


Special relativity

George Jaroszkiewicz

in Images of Time: Mind, Science, Reality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198718062
eISBN:
9780191787553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718062.003.0017
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses special features of Lorentz transformations, such as the loss of absolute simultaneity, relativistic time dilation, the clock hypothesis, and the Twin Paradox. The light cone ... More


Relativistic Dynamics

David D. Nolte

in Introduction to Modern Dynamics: Chaos, Networks, Space, and Time

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198844624
eISBN:
9780191880216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844624.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The invariance of the speed of light with respect to any inertial observational frame leads to a surprisingly large number of unusual results that defy common intuition. Chief among these are time ... More


The Elements of Relativity

David M. Wittman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199658633
eISBN:
9780191863653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199658633.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Relativity is a set of remarkable insights into the way space and time work. The basic notion of relativity, first articulated by Galileo, explains why we do not feel Earth moving as it orbits the ... More


Nobody Understands Quantum Mechanics

Jeffrey Bub

in Bananaworld: Quantum Mechanics for Primates

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198718536
eISBN:
9780191819643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718536.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

In a quantum world, there are nonlocal correlations with no common cause, where a direct causal influence between the correlated events can be excluded. Moreover, these correlated events are ... More


Curved spacetime as a gravitational field

Ta-Pei Cheng

in Einstein's Physics: Atoms, Quanta, and Relativity - Derived, Explained, and Appraised

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669912
eISBN:
9780191744488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669912.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Gravitational time dilation can be interpreted as showing the warpage of spacetime in the time direction. Such considerations led Einstein to propose general relativity as a gravitational field ... More


Origins of relativity

George Jaroszkiewicz

in Images of Time: Mind, Science, Reality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198718062
eISBN:
9780191787553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718062.003.0016
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses inertial frames, the speed of light, Maxwell‘s equations, and Galilean transformations, as they were understood before the advent of special relativity. It discusses the ... More


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