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special relativity

(rel-ă-tiv -ă-tee) See relativity, special theory.

special relativity

[′spesh·əl rel·ə′tiv·əd·ē]
(relativity)
The division of relativity theory which relates the observations of observers moving with constant relative velocities and postulates that natural laws are the same for all such observers.
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If Vibrating Rays Theory is valid, it automatically invalidates all calculations and data analysis of spacecraft tracking which are based on Special Relativity Theory.
On a more local level, for example, a person can break the symmetry of special relativity by sticking her arm outside the window of a moving car and becoming acutely aware of motion through space.
Special Relativity experiments define distances by counting the phase of 1,650,763.
In spite of this, Einstein had no rivals for precedence in the discovery of special relativity, not only because he published it first, but because when others were describing the trees, he saw not only the forest but the entire continent on which it rested.
Ruelle (Elements), Rasband, Schroeder, See also: Earman, Indeed, it has been challenged that chaos could be an invariant feature Zak, However, when we use a general-covariant formulation of classical mechanics or special relativity, see for example: Havas, we yield an inescapable invariant appearance of chaos.
Special relativity also comes with its own mathematical framework, and we have the Polish mathematician Hermann Minkowski to thank for this.
In 1905, Albert Einstein at the age of twenty-six formulated single-handedly, among others, the Theory of Special Relativity together with his other seminal papers on photoelectricity, Brownian motions of atoms and molecular dimensions.
That is why 'the transition from Newton to Einstein centrally involves a succession of relativized constitutively a priori principles (the Newtonian Laws of Motion in the context of the Principia, in the light principle and the principle of relativity in the context of special relativity, the light principle and the principle of equivalence in the context of general relativity), and the existence of such diverse constitutively a priori principles, on my view, captures the essence of Kuhnian incommensurability' (713-14).
First, Clegg presents the manner in which the ether theory was disproved; the revolution of Max Plank's quantum packets; and finally Einstein's theory of special relativity.
Special relativity describes how observers moving steadily with respect to one another see measurements of space and time in the other's frame.
The variables of special relativity, they argue, are kinematical, not physical, though powerful forces in the popular and scientific communities have vested interests in obscuring the fact.
He covers a multitude of concepts from the speed of light and whether energy has mass to special relativity black holes Hawking radiation wormholes quantum foam and warp drives.

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