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Time and Length at High Speeds

  • Charles H. Holbrow
  • James N. Lloyd
  • Joseph C. Amato
  • Enrique Galvez
  • M. Elizabeth Parks
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Abstract

Electrons and light are two of the most important tools we have for learning about the structure of atoms. To use these tools correctly, you need to know how energy and momentum are transferred by objects moving with speeds approaching the speed of light. This means that you need to be able to use some of the ideas of Einstein’s special theory of relativity.

Keywords

Reference Frame Fringe Pattern Round Trip Round Trip Time Michelson Interferometer 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles H. Holbrow
    • 1
  • James N. Lloyd
    • 2
  • Joseph C. Amato
    • 3
  • Enrique Galvez
    • 4
  • M. Elizabeth Parks
    • 4
  1. 1.Charles A. Dana Professor of Physics, EmeritusCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics & AstronomyColgate UniversityHamiltonUSA
  3. 3.William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Physics, Emeritus Department of Physics & AstronomyColgate UniversityHamiltonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Physics & AstronomyColgate UniversityHamiltonUSA

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