PHY2061 R. D. Field Department of Physics relativity_3.doc University of Florida 4-Vector Notation4-vector “dot product”: Define the 4-vector dot product as follows: 23222220~~xxrxrr−−⋅−≡⋅!!where =3210~xxxxrand=321xxxr!Space-Time 4-vectors: =zyxctr~′′′′=′zyxtcr~=100001000000γβγL−−=−1000010000001L21/1/β−==cVrLr′=~~rLr~~1−=′Lorentz Invariant: A “Lorentz invariant”is any quantity that is the same in all inertial
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course PHY 2061 taught by Professor Fry during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.