This blog post is a sequel of the blog posts 1 and 2.

Special relativity is very simple and elegant theory of symmetry (ignore the last word if you are not familiar with it). 928 more words

This blog post is a sequel of the blog posts 1 and 2.

Special relativity is very simple and elegant theory of symmetry (ignore the last word if you are not familiar with it). 928 more words

In the previous blog post we noted that the Lorentz transformation is the map from one inertial coordinate system to another. This means that the coordinates of a person standing on the platform can be mapped to the coordinates of the person sitting in the train using the transformation, which results from special relativity postulates, and quantitative analysis of the physical phenomenon can be done in both the frames. 1,452 more words

In this series of blog posts, I will explain our current understanding of spacetime using the notions of relativity.

Special relativity originates from two simple principles but its predictions challenge our day to day experiences. 1,028 more words

Devoted readers of this blog (assuming there are any) know that I’ve been studying relativity for some time — for why see https://luysii.wordpress.com/2011/12/31/some-new-years-resolutions/.

Probably some of you have looked at writings about relativity, and have seen equations containing terms like ( 1 – v^2/c^2)^1/2. 560 more words

Dark energy is an unknown form of energy that is proposed to drive the accelerated expansion of the universe. A new study by University of Georgia professor Edward Kipreos suggests that changes in how people think about time dilation—the slowing of time predicted by Albert Einstein—can provide an alternate explanation of dark energy. 739 more words

Part 6

Just to jog the memory, and assist in further discussions, take a look at the following figures:

1. Our two standard frames S and S’ : 1,018 more words

Here’s the first part if you haven’t read it yet:

http://properphysics.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/a-no-nonsense-introduction-to-special-relativity-part-1/

Now that we have seen what the postulates of Einstein’s SR are, lets see how they modify Galilean relativity. 1,438 more words