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Quantum Mechanics and Special Relativity



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PH0008 Quantum Mechanics and Special Relativity Lecture 3 Special Relativity Transformations Lorentz Einstein Transformation Prof Rick Gaitskell Department of Physics Brown University Main source at Brown Course Publisher background material may also be available at http gaitskell brown edu Gaitskell Video The Mechanical Universe Video Series See Gerry s list on web site I am using boiled down versions for time being o 41 Michelson Morley Experiment o 42 The Lorentz Transformation o Lanou Fall 94 Tape o I won t use this edit see Lanou 2 Jim Valles 96 Tape o Not useful From The Mechanical Universe Video Series Lanou 2 Tape o This is useful see my edits on next page PH0008 Gaitskell Class Spring2002 Rick Gaitskell Video 2 Michelson Morley Material From The Mechanical Universe Video Series Lanou 2 Tape Nodes o 02 30 Just as Newton was born See Maxwell o 03 15 Queen Victoria 1887 o GOOD PLACE TO START 4 15 Many physicists believe it is all over o 4 40 Michelson Morley o 8 26 Detailed technical discussion of M M Experiment o 15 46 Light apparently doesn t need an Aether o STOP HERE 15 58 For next 50 years tried to o 16 50 In one attempt after another o PH0008 Gaitskell Class Spring2002 Rick Gaitskell Video 3 Lorentz Transformation From The Mechanical Universe Video Series Lanou 2 Tape o 00 16 50 In one attempt after another START Good place bit of preamble but allow them to get used to video o 00 17 20 FitzGerald introduced then onto Lorentz These theories were alternative to Einstein s final view theory 00 19 35 Big Train discuss observers on o 00 20 30 Consider 2 observers in relative motion SIMULTANEITY START AGAIN o 00 24 12 Light Clocks Henry Albert ride with clocks o USE THIS To show idea of clocks SKIP o 00 26 40 Examples of contractions on Earth o NOT USE Examples of length contraction on Earth too verbose to be useful START AGAIN o 00 28 14 Lorentz Equations explicit derivation o o SIMULTANEITY 2 10 22 38 This is not semantics of a petty debate o 00 22 40



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