Published Online: 15 OCT 2009
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Encyclopedia of Applied Physics
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Takeuchi, T. 2009. Special Relativity. Encyclopedia of Applied Physics. 47–94.
- Published Online: 15 OCT 2009
The special theory of relativity with some of its consequences and applications is reviewed. The representation theory of the Lorentz group is discussed in the appendix.
Keywords: special relativity; Lorentz transformation; time dilation; Lorentz contraction; Doppler effect; Lorentz covariance; electrodynamics; gravitational red shift; Lorentz group; Dirac equation