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Special relativity also deals with the equivalence of mass and energy, with the famous equation <math>E=mc^2</math>. This shows that the amount of energy an object contains is equal to its mass multiplied by the squared speed of light. It also shows that a huge amount of energy can come from only a tiny piece of matter.
 
Special relativity also deals with the equivalence of mass and energy, with the famous equation <math>E=mc^2</math>. This shows that the amount of energy an object contains is equal to its mass multiplied by the squared speed of light. It also shows that a huge amount of energy can come from only a tiny piece of matter.
 
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* [[Physics books]]
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* [[Physics competitions]]
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* [[Physics scholarships]]
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* [[Physics summer programs]]
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* [[Gamma rays]]
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* [[X-Rays]]
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* [[Ultraviolet rays]]
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* [[Visible light]]
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* [[Infrared Rays]]
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* [[Microwaves]]
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* [[Radio waves]]
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* [[Electricity]]
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* [[magnetism]]
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* [[Classical Mechanics]]
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* [[Statistical Mechanics]]
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* [[Acoustics]]
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* [[Optics]]
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* [[Thermodynamics]]
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* [[Electromagnetism]]
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* [[Relativity]]
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* [[Quantum Mechanics]]
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* [[Nuclear Physics]]
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* [[Condensed Matter Physics]]
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* [[Particle Physics]]
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* [[Astrophysics]]
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* [[Cosmology]]
 
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Revision as of 22:56, 29 July 2019

Relativity is a branch of modern science that has two parts: special relativity and general relativity. Both were formed by Albert Einstein.

Special Relativity

Special relativity deals with spacetime and its behavior when an objet is moving in a line. Some of its statements are: objects moving at higher speeds experience slower time. Also, the speed of light, or $c$, is the highest speed any object can achieve. Objects moving at c would then move to their destination in no time, since time slows down to a stop.

Special relativity also deals with the equivalence of mass and energy, with the famous equation $E=mc^2$. This shows that the amount of energy an object contains is equal to its mass multiplied by the squared speed of light. It also shows that a huge amount of energy can come from only a tiny piece of matter.

See also

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