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Elementary Relativistic Physics

v1.9.0 / TOC (4 chapters) / 01 oct 15 / greg goebel

* In 1905, Albert Einstein published his "Special Theory of Relativity", a simple and elegant hypothesis that made a number of remarkable assertions:

These assertions have been confirmed by observations and experiment, and are now generally accepted. Einstein used his theory of Special Relativity as a springboard for a much more comprehensive "Theory of General Relativity", which is also generally accepted. This document explains how Special Relativity works and provides a short survey of General Relativity.

To understand this document, a reader will need to be comfortable with high-school algebra and geometry. Readers will also need to be familiar with fundamental concepts of classical mechanics. A review of these fundamental concepts is available in the first chapters of a companion document, Elementary Classical Physics. Those preferring a less detailed treatment of relativistic physics may be interested in the brief companion document A Relativity Primer.


[1.0] Basic Concepts Of Special Relativity

[2.0] Relativistic Paradoxes

[3.0] Relativistic Mass & Energy

[4.0] General Relativity


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