A Discussion of Relativistic Phenomena and Construction of Spacetime Diagrams


We discuss how the Special Theory of Relativity proceeds from the absence of an absolute definition of stationarity, as well as the observation that light travels at the same speed in all reference frames. Some interesting phenomena follow: two observers in relative motion cannot always agree on the length of an object, the time between two events, or even in what order the events occurred.

A paper I wrote at the request of a curious friend
Bob Wilson
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Decision Scientist

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