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This applet demonstrates space and time in special relativity. The special theory of relativity is the result of two postulates. The laws of physics are the same in all inertial reference frames and the speed of light in empty space is the same for all inertial frames. From the above two postulates, a classical understanding of space and time has to be modified.
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Relativity
- Special Relativity
= Simultaneity
= Space Contraction
= Time Dilation
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© 2001 Fu-Kwun Hwang
Keywords:
length contraction, photons, relativity, space, time, time dilation
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F. Hwang, (2001), WWW Document, (http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=53.0).
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F. Hwang, NTNU Java: Space and Time in Special Relativity (2001), <http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=53.0>.
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Hwang, F. (2004, January 29). NTNU Java: Space and Time in Special Relativity. Retrieved April 17, 2014, from http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=53.0
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Hwang, Fu-Kwun. NTNU Java: Space and Time in Special Relativity. January 29, 2004. http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=53.0 (accessed 17 April 2014).
MLA Format
Hwang, Fu-Kwun. NTNU Java: Space and Time in Special Relativity. 2001. 29 Jan. 2004. 17 Apr. 2014 <http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=53.0>.
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@misc{ Author = "Fu-Kwun Hwang", Title = {NTNU Java: Space and Time in Special Relativity}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {17 April 2014}, Month = {January 29, 2004}, Year = {2001} }
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