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2 Einstein’s Early Years Special Relativity Postulates Simultaneity Summary
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3 Hermann Einstein Pauline Einstein Albert
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4 Einstein entered the E idgenössische T echnische H ochschule, Zurich in 1896. Graduated in 1900. Marcel Grossman
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5 Einstein got a job at the Swiss Patent Office in Bern, on the 23 June 1902 Six months later, he married his Serbian girlfriend, Mileva
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6 17 March A new theory of light 30 April A new method to infer the size of molecules 11 May A new theory of Brownian motion 30 June A new theory of space and time
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7 Principle of Relativity The laws of physics are the same in all inertial frames Principle of Constancy of Speed of Light The speed of light in vacuum is independent of the motion of its source The first principle implies that the speed of light is also independent of the motion of the observer
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8 Measure time for a light ray to go from A to B to A in a frame of reference in which experiment is at rest relative to the observer A B
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