Special Theory of Relativity, Albert Einstein

www.encognitive.com The Basics of Special Relativity Relativity is a widely used term. It is generally used to describe everything from the comical version of E = mc2 to concepts about time travel. Here, we are referring to the theory called the Special Relativity which was first understood by Einstein. In Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity, he laid down two postulates 1. The laws of physics are the same in all reference frames. This first postulate put in everyday language. 2. The speed of light through a vacuum (300000000 m/s or 186000 mi/sec) is constant as observed by any observer, moving or stationary. This second postulate put in everyday language. See Experimental Evidence provided by Michelson! These postulates lead Einstein to the conclusion that if you were moving through space with a constant speed and in a constant direction, the rate at which you would travel forward in time changes. Einstein backed up his theory with sound reasoning which showed that indeed, the faster you travel through space, the slower you travel through time. Einstein’s theory of relativity also predicted an effect of speed on mass observed by a stationary frame for a moving frame as well as an effect of speed on length measured in the direction of mortion by a stationary frame for a moving frame. The faster you travel through space, the more massive you become and the thinner you become in the direction of motion. When we say time slows down for you, your mass increases, and that
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