is built on this edifice which has become a fundamental of modern physics.
For example, under Special Relativity
Theory, a moving source is affected by time dilation while a moving image is not.
The infinite velocity of gravity as required by Newton's view conflicted with Einstein's 1905 discovery of special relativity
where nothing could exceed the speed of light.
An American teenager called Ryan Chester just won $400,000 for explaining the theory of special relativity
in a witty video that even includes a car crash.
Then a key clue emerged in 1908, when the mathematician Hermann Minkowski showed how special relativity
required the merger of space with time (SN: 9/13/08, p.
The seminal paper introducing special relativity
was published by Einstein (2005) in sufficient detail so that little change in the presentation has been made in the myriad of papers and textbooks on the subject for over one hundred years.
The theoretical path to the basis for special relativity
, then, is the assertion that Maxwell's Equations describe light, and that they make no allowance for the motion of sources or observers relative to some luminiferous ether.
Finally, standard equations of Special Relativity
permit to resolve t as a function of t:
As one of the first physicist to visit Einstein and respond to the theory of special relativity
, their dialogues lasted until Einstein's decease.
This, albeit in a rather more general form, would become one of the founding principles of special relativity
some three hundred years in the future.
presents the postulates, paradoxes, applications of, and problems with, special relativity
Subjects of special relativity
are treated in the chapter on Minkowski space, and subjects of general relativity appear in the chapters on curved spaces and include Einstein's equation, the Schwarzschild metric, the precession of Mercury, the bending of light, etc.
This theory, called special relativity
, has some pretty big consequences.
The distinction lies with ignoring the effects of gravity and acceleration in special relativity
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- When an international collaboration of physicists came up with a result that punched a hole in Einstein's theory of special relativity
and couldn't find any mistakes in their work, they asked the world to take a second look at their experiment.