Objectives
Following your study of this chapter, you should be able to:
 articulate the principle of Galilean invariance
 define a "transformation"
 write down the Galilean transformations for two inertial systems
 explain the motivation behind and results of the MichelsonMorley experiment
 know Einstein's postulates: the Priciple Relativity and the constancy of the speed of light
 discuss the concept of simultaneity
 explain what a Lorentz transformation was trying to accomplish
 know the mathematical form of the Lorentz transformations
 explain in your own words what is meant by "proper time" and "proper length"
 state the mathematical equations for time dilation and length contraction
 calculate relativistic time dilations and length contractions
 calculate relativistic velocity addition
 cite some experimental verification of time dilation
 follow the twin paradox analysis in the text
 interpret Minkowski spacetime diagrams
 state the difference between lightlike, spacelike and timelike intervals with reference to Delta s^{2}
 calculate relativistic Doppler shifts
 discuss relativisitic momentum and why the concept is necessary
 understand relativistic kinetic energy and how to use kinetic energy or momentum to express motion
 state the conservation of massenergy
 write down the mathematical formula for the momentumenergy relation
