vendredi 13 avril 2012

Light invariance principle

Galilean reference frames In classical kinematics, the total displacement x in reference frame R is the sum of the relative displacement x’ in R’ and of the displacement vt of R’ relative to R at a velocity v : x = x’+vt or, equivalently, x’=x-vt. This relation is linear when the velocity v is constant, that is when the frames R and R' are galilean. Time t is the same in R and R’, which is no more valid in special relativity, where t ≠ t’. The more general relationship, with four constants α, β, γ and v is : The Lorentz... [Lire la suite]