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Title: Relativity's key concept: Lorentz gamma

Abstract

Einstein’s theory of special relativity is one of the most counterintuitive ideas in physics, for instance, moving clocks record time differently than stationary ones. Central to all of the equations of relativity is the Lorentz factor, also known as gamma. In this video, Fermilab’s Dr. Don Lincoln not only shows you a simple way to derive gamma, he also tells you its physical significance.

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Research Org.:
FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1643685
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; LORENTZ FACTOR; SPECIAL RELATIVITY; GAMMA; LORENTZ GAMMA; INERTIAL OBSERVERS

Citation Formats

Lincoln, Don. Relativity's key concept: Lorentz gamma. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Lincoln, Don. Relativity's key concept: Lorentz gamma. United States.
Lincoln, Don. Fri . "Relativity's key concept: Lorentz gamma". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1643685.
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