Introduction of Spacetime
This chapter provides an introduction of spacetime. Topics include definition of spacetime; world line of an object in a spacetime frame; light cone of an event in a spacetime frame.
What Is Spacetime?
What Is World Line?
What Is Light Cone?
Moving Frames and Galilean Transformation
Galilean Diagram of Moving Frames
- Spacetime is a mathematical model that uses a frame of reference including both space and time with a 4-dimension coordinate system.
- A world line is the path of an object left in a spacetime frame of reference.
- A light cone is a 4-dimensional surface in a spacetime frame where
all events on the surface can be connected to a central event by light.
Table of Contents
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Introduction of Space
Introducion of Frame of Reference
Introducion of Time
Introduction of Speed
Newton's Laws of Motion
Introduction of Special Relativity
Time Dilation in Special Relativity
Length Contraction in Special Relativity
The Relativity of Simultaneity
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Minkowski Spacetime and Diagrams
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