Adding Velocities 
Adding Velocities
by Stanford / Leonard Susskind
Video Lecture 2 of 10
Copyright Information: All rights reserved to Prof. Leonard Susskind, Stanford University.
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Date Added: January 4, 2015

Lecture Description

Professor Susskind starts with a brief review of the Lorentz transformation, and moves on to derive the relativistic velocity addition formula. He then discusses invariant intervals, proper-time and distance, and light cones.

Topics: Relativistic velocity addition; Double Lorentz transformations; Proper time; Light cones; Four-vectors; Four-velocity

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Course Description

In 1905, while only twenty-six years old, Albert Einstein published "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies" and effectively extended classical laws of relativity to all laws of physics, even electrodynamics. In this course, we will take a close look at the special theory of relativity and also at classical field theory. Concepts addressed here will include four-dimensional space-time, electromagnetic fields, and Maxwell's equations.

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