Adding velocities

Special Relativity and Electrodynamics (Spring, 2012)

April 16, 2012

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.

Note: this is only a 1 hour lecture

  • Relativistic velocity addition
  • Double Lorentz transformations
  • Proper time
  • Light cones
  • Four-vectors
  • Four-velocity