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Lecture 2 Jan. 9 Relativity I Escher’ 1’
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Postulates’of’Rela1vity:’ 2’ Postulate’I:’All’iner1al’observers’are’ equivalent.’ Postulate’II:’The’speed’of’light’is’ constant’in’all’frames.’
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3’ Time’Dila1on:’
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4’ Time’Dila1on:’
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5’ Length’Contrac1on:’
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6’ •’Space’is’flled’with’synchronized’clocks’that’record’local’events.’ •’A’trajectory’is’a’series’oF’recorded’local’events’as’a’par1cle’visits’a’ sequence’oF’loca1ons’in’succession.’The’trajectory’is’reconstructed’only’ aPer’all’the’recorded’events’have’been’transmiQed’to’the’origin.’ •’This’construc1on’oF’distributed’clocks’as’measurement’devices’removes’ the’difficulty’oF’deciding’what’an’observer’in’a’certain’Frame’“sees”,’
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