Doing Special Relativity with Quaternions
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Doing Special Relativity with Quaternions

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Table of Contents

  • Problem set answers for MITs 8.033 using real valued quaternions
  • 8.033 Problem Set 1, Kinematic Effects of Relativity
    • Preamble: Initiation functions
    • R&H 2-9: A moving clock
    • R&H 2-10: A moving rocket
    • R&H 2-13: A fast spaceship
  • 8.033 Problem Set 2, More Kinematic Effects of Relativity
    • French: 4-5
    • French: 4-12
    • R & H: 2-14 A slow airplane
    • R & H: 2-21 Travel to the galactic center!
    • R & H: 2-24 Decay in flight (II)
    • R & H: 2-25 Decay in flight (III)
    • R & H: 2-28 Simultaneous - but to whom?
    • R & H: 2-36 What time is it anyway?
    • Baranger: The cat’s life
    • Baranger: A particle’s life
    • Baranger: Trains & clocks
    • Baranger: Blow up the Earth
    • Initialization functions
  • 8.033 Problem Set 3: The Lorentz transformation and addition of velocities
    • Lorentz transformations
    • Baranger: Inverse of a boost
    • Baranger: Boosting photons
    • Baranger: The ladder in the barn
    • R&H: 2-34 2 flashes at different places - or are they?
    • R&H: 2-59 Watching the decay of a moving nucleus
    • Baranger: Boosting boosted frames
    • French: 5-7 2 ways to double a boost
    • Initialization functions
  • 8.033 Problem Set 4: The Doppler Effect, 4-Vector Invariants & the Twin
    • The Doppler Effect
    • French: 5-9
    • French: 5-10
    • French: 5-12
    • R & H: 2-68 A Doppler shift revealed as a color change
    • R & H: 2-71 The Ives-Stillwell experiment
    • R&H: 2-83 The headlight effect
    • Four-Vector Invariants
    • Baranger: Decay of a particle - timelike or spacelike?
    • R&H: 2-42 The interval is invariant - check it out
    • R&H: 2-43 An event pair - timelike or spacelike?
    • R&H: 2-44 An event pair - spacelike or timelike?
    • The Twin Paradox
    • The tortoise & the hare
    • R&H: B2-2 Einstein and the clock “paradox”
    • R&H B2-12: Getting Younger
    • French: 5-20 Signals from twins
    • Initialization functions
  • 8.033 Problem Set 5: Energy, Momentum and Mass
    • French: 6-3
    • French: 6-14
    • French: 7-1
    • Baranger: Protons to K’s
    • Baranger: A photon collision
    • Baranger: Multiplying 4 vectors
    • Baranger: An inelastic collision
    • Initialization functions
  • 8.033 Problem Set 6: The Compton Effect and Threshold Collision Problems
    • French: 6-16 The Compton effect
    • French: 6-17
    • French: 6-18
    • French: 6-19
    • French: 7-2
    • Baranger: Threshold KE
    • French: 7-3
    • Baranger: Another threshold
    • French: 7-6
    • Post ramble: Initialization functions
  • Personal Sketch of Doug Sweetser
  • Professional sketch of Doug Sweetser
    • Education
    • Work Experience
    • Physics
  • Contact and tip info
    • Tip Jar

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