Special Relativity

Compute relativistic length contraction:

length contraction

Determine the time dilation felt by probes and satellites:

time dilation given v = Voyager 2 speed, t = 1 year

Do relativistic addition of velocities:

add velocities, 8e7 m/s, 8e7 m/s

Determine relativistic aberration:

relativistic aberration at 0.7 c and 20 degrees

Determine proper velocity:

proper velocity for 0.4 c

Compute relativistic momentum:

relativistic momentum electron, 0.8c

Calculate the rest energy of an object:

mass energy of 1kg

General Relativity

Determine gravitational time dilation near massive objects:

gravitational time dilation at 1000 km and 100 solar masses

Compute the properties of black holes:

black hole event horizon