Special Relativity

 

Above you will see an applet that demonstrates the classical and relativistic Doppler effects as seen by a stationary observer.

In this set of exercise, you will become more familiar with the Lorentz transformation, time dilation, metric invariance, relativistic velocity addition, and the relativistic Doppler shift of light.  This exercise is divided into the following sections:

In these exercises units are chosen such that the speed of light is 1.


Refer to the following chapters in Modern Physics by Bernstein, Fishbane and Gasiorowicz: