Time Dilation in Special Relativity

This chapter provides an introduction of time dilation in special relativity. Topics include a thought experiment showing time dilation; calculation of time dilation factor (Lorentz Factor); reciprocity of time dilation; elapsed time of distant event.

Time Dilation - Moving Clock Is Slower

Demonstration of Time Dilation - Amy on the Train

Demonstration of Time Dilation - Bob on the Ground

Demonstration of Time Dilation - Formula

What Is Lorentz Factor?

Reciprocity of Time Dilation

Elapsed Time between Distant Events

Conclusion:

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 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

 Introduction of Spacetime

 Minkowski Spacetime and Diagrams

 References

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