Flashcards - Relativity

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Special relativity
In physics, special relativity is the generally accepted and experimentally well-confirmed physical theory regarding the relationship between space and time
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inertial frame of reference
In classical physics and special relativity, an inertial frame of reference is a frame of reference that describes time and space homogeneously, isotropically, and in a time-independent manner
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The speed of light
The speed of light in vacuum, commonly denoted c, is a universal physical constant important in many areas of physics
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The speed of light
The speed of light in vacuum, commonly denoted c, is a universal physical constant important in many areas of physics
inertial frame of reference
In classical physics and special relativity, an inertial frame of reference is a frame of reference that describes time and space homogeneously, isotropically, and in a time-independent manner
Special relativity
In physics, special relativity is the generally accepted and experimentally well-confirmed physical theory regarding the relationship between space and time
Space contraction
Length contraction is the phenomenon of a decrease in length of an object as measured by an observer who is traveling at any non-zero velocity relative to the object
speed
In everyday use and in kinematics, the speed of an object is the magnitude of its velocity ; it is thus a scalar quantity
General relativity
General relativity is the geometric theory of gravitation published by Albert Einstein in 1915 and the current description of gravitation in modern physics

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