Special Relativity Articles


Kerr Spacetime

Fermi-Walker Transport in Kerr Spacetime

In the last two posts in this series, we developed some tools…

Fermi-Walker Transport in Schwarzschild Spacetime

In the first post in this series, we introduced the concepts…
Minkowski Spacetime

How to Study Fermi-Walker Transport in Minkowski Spacetime

This is the first of several posts that will develop some mathematical…

Rindler Motion in Special Relativity: Hyperbolic Trajectories

Introduction: Why Rindler Motion? When students learn relativity,…

"Classical Physics Is Wrong" Fallacy

One of the common questions or comments we get on PF is the claim…

Precession in Special and General Relativity

The Absolute Derivative In relativity we typically deal with…

The Speed of Light and Galilean Relativity

Introduction In this article I will discuss some experiments…

Understanding the General Relativity View of Gravity on Earth

Often students have difficulty reconciling the General Relativity…