LOG#043. Tachyons and SR.

“(…)Suppose that someone studying the distribution of population on the Hindustan Peninsula cockshuredly believes that there are no poeple north of the Himalayas, because nobody ca pass throught the mountain ranges! That would be an absurd conclusion. The inhabitants of … Continue reading

LOG#041. Muons and relativity.

QUESTION: Is the time dilation real or is it an artifact of our current theories? There are solid arguments why time dilation is not an apparent effect but a macroscopic measurable effect. Today, we are going to discuss the “reality” … Continue reading

LOG#035. Doppler effect and SR.

The Doppler effect is a very important phenomenon both in classical wave motion and relativistic physics. For instance, nowadays it is used to the detect exoplanets and it has lots of applications in Astrophysics and Cosmology. Firstly, we remember the … Continue reading

LOG#034. Stellar aberration.

In this entry, we are going to study a relativistic effect known as “stellar aberration”. From the known Lorentz transformations of velocities (inverse case), we get:             The classical result (galilean addition of velocities) is … Continue reading

LOG#029. Interstellar trips in SR.

My final article dedicated to the memory of Neil Armstrong. The idea is to study quantitatively the relativistic rocket motion with numbers, after all we have deduced the important formulae, and we will explain what is happening in the two … Continue reading