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Can anyone explain the theory of relativity to me

  1. Oct 13, 2003 #1
    dear reader,

    Can anyone explain the theory of relativity to me.

    benzun
    all for god
     
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  3. Oct 13, 2003 #2
    A bit of an ask for a Forum isn't it?

    There are some fantastic books on the subject in most libraries though - perhaps you could start there?
     
  4. Oct 13, 2003 #3
    Or he could go to the relativity part of the forum.
     
  5. Oct 13, 2003 #4

    pmb

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    Re: Relativity

    Einstein's theory is online at

    http://www.fourmilab.ch/etexts/einstein/specrel/www/
    http://www.fourmilab.ch/etexts/einstein/specrel/specrel.pdf

    Special Relativity is based on two postulates

    (1) Principle of Relativity - The laws of physics are the same in all inertial frames of reference

    (2) Light Postulate - The speed of light in an inertial frame of reference is independent of the source

    With these posulates a number of consequences follow. I'd post them here but I made several web pages for that purpose so I'll simply point you to those.

    Special Relativity - http://www.geocities.com/physics_world/sr.htm
    General Relativity - http://www.geocities.com/physics_world/gr.htm

    If you have any questions then please feel to ask.

    Pete
     
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