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Modern Physics
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H.2.
Special Relativity
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Special Relativity Overview--The Two Postulates of Special Relativity
Overview
The Relativity of Velocity
Overview
Determining the relative velocity of an object using formula v' = (u + v)/(1 + uv/c
^{2}
)
The Relativity of Time
Overview
Determining the observed time interval in a fixed frame of reference using the equation t = t_0/√(1-v
^{2}
/c
^{2}
)
The Relativity of Length
Overview
Recognizing how the perceived length of an object changes as it approaches the speed of light
Determining the observed length of an object in a fixed frame of reference using the equation L = L
_{0}
√ (1- (v
^{2}
/c
^{2}
))
Relativistic Mass and Energy
Overview
Recognizing how the perceived mass of an object changes as it approaches the speed of light
Determining the observed mass of an object in a fixed frame of reference using the equation m = m
_{0}
/√ (1-v
^{2}
/c
^{2}
)
Determining the rest energy for an object using the equation E
_{0}
= m
_{o}
c
^{2 }
Relativistic Mass and Energy — Recognizing how the perceived mass of an object changes as it approaches the speed of light
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