• Michael Tsamparlis
Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)


As it has been remarked repeatedly in the previous chapters, the theory of Special Relativity is not based on direct sensory experience, as it is the case with Newtonian Physics. This leads to situations which contradict the “common sense” in the way that the theory gives different results depending on the Newtonian observer (as we are) who observes a given phenomenon. It is a fundamental hypothesis of Physics, which makes Physics a unique science, that “reality” is observer independent. However one must use the appropriate class of observers for each “reality”.

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  • Michael Tsamparlis
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  1. 1.Faculty of Physics Department of Astronomy – Astrophysics – MechanicsUniversity of AthensAthensGreece

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