Einsteinean Relativity

and SpaceTime Coordinates

Einstein's postulate of Special Relativity:

All the laws of Physics are the same for all observers moving with consant relative velocity.

An important corollary:

All observers in inertial frames measure the same value for the speed of light (in vacuum),

c = 3.00 x 108 m/s

What is a reference frame?

Synchrosize all the clocks.

Historical Background


Return to Ch 27, Special Relativity

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