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Course Fundamentals of special relativity

Time dilation, length contraction and space-time diagrams.
Lightlike, Timelike and Spacelike Events in a Spacetime Diagram
Level 3 (with higher mathematics)
Level 3 requires the basics of vector calculus, differential and integral calculus. Suitable for undergraduates and high school students.
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    One-dimensional and two-dimensional spacetime diagram
    One-dimensional and two-dimensional spacetime diagram
    Worldline of a photon in a Minkowski diagram
    Worldline of a photon in a Minkowski diagram
    6 worldlines of bodies with different velocities in a Minkowski diagram
    6 worldlines of bodies with different velocities in a Minkowski diagram
    7 different world lines in a Minkowski diagram
    7 different worldlines in a Minkowski diagram
    Two spaceships flying away from each other in the Minkowski diagram
    Two Spaceships Flying Away from Each Other in a Minkowski Diagram
    Same-position events on parallels to the time axis in the Minkowski diagram
    Equilocal events on parallels to the time axis in the Minkowski diagram
    Simultaneous events as parallels to the spatial axis in the Minkowski diagram
    Simultaneous events on parallels to the spatial axis in the Minkowski diagram
    Three different world surfaces in a Minkowski diagram
    Three different world surfaces in a Minkowski diagram
    World lines forming different time axes in the Minkowski diagram
    World Lines Forming Different Time Axes in Minkowski Diagram
    Construction of the Spatial Axis for a Moving Reference Frame in a Minkowski Diagram
    Construction of the Spatial Axis for a Moving Reference Frame in a Minkowski Diagram
    Light Rectangle in a Minkowski Diagram
    Light Rectangle in a Minkowski Diagram
    Angles Between the Spatial and Temporal Axes in a Minkowski Diagram
    Angles Between the Spatial and Temporal Axes in a Minkowski Diagram
    Unit Hyperbola for Equal Time Points of Different Observers in a Minkowski Diagram
    Unit Hyperbola for Equal Time Points of Different Observers in a Minkowski Diagram
    Time Dilation for the Observer at Rest in a Minkowski Diagram
    Time Dilation for the Observer at Rest in a Minkowski Diagram
    Time Dilation for Moving Observer in a Minkowski Diagram
    Time Dilation for Moving Observer in a Minkowski Diagram
    Length Contraction from the Point of View of an Observer at Rest in the Minkowski Diagram
    Length Contraction from the Point of View of an Observer at Rest in the Minkowski Diagram
    Length Contraction for the Moving Observer in a Minkowski Diagram
    Length Contraction for the Moving Observer in a Minkowski Diagram
    Light Cone at the Origin in a Spacetime Diagram
    Light Cone at the Origin in a Spacetime Diagram
    Lightlike, Timelike and Spacelike Events in a Spacetime Diagram
    Lightlike, Timelike and Spacelike Events in a Spacetime Diagram
    Lorentz Transformation for Time in a Minkowski Diagram
    Lorentz Transformation for Time in a Minkowski Diagram
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    Mass Defect

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  1. What is the Difference Between Gravitational and Inertial Mass?