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written by Patricia Schwarz
Spacetime 101 provides basic background covering how mathematical models of space and time have evolved since ancient times, from the Pythagorean Rule to Newtonian mechanics, Special Relativity and General Relativity.  It places particular emphasis on the observed properties of light,  which were important in reshaping the mathematical models of space and time in Special Relativity. It is written in the language of a non-physicist.
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- Historical Astronomy
- General Relativity
- Special Relativity
= Simultaneity
= Time Dilation
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- Lower Undergraduate
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- Instructional Material
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- Reference Material
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- Algebra-based Physics
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© 2000 California Institute of Technology
Lorentz, Lorentz transformation, causality, history, light cone, relativity, space and time
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Metadata instance created August 9, 2004 by Patricia Monahan
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December 9, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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P. Schwarz, (2000), WWW Document, (http://www.theory.caltech.edu/people/patricia/st101.html).
P. Schwarz, Spacetime 101 (2000), <http://www.theory.caltech.edu/people/patricia/st101.html>.
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Schwarz, P. (2011, June 7). Spacetime 101. Retrieved May 23, 2024, from http://www.theory.caltech.edu/people/patricia/st101.html
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Schwarz, Patricia. Spacetime 101. June 7, 2011. http://www.theory.caltech.edu/people/patricia/st101.html (accessed 23 May 2024).
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