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Special Relativity in VS .NET
Special Relativity Recognizing QR Code In .NET Using Barcode Control SDK for VS .NET Control to generate, create, read, scan barcode image in .NET applications. Paint QR In .NET Framework Using Barcode generator for Visual Studio .NET Control to generate, create QR Code image in VS .NET applications. Consider two frames in standard con guration. The phenomenon of length contraction can be described by saying that distances are shortened by a factor of (a) (b) (c) 1 + 2 1 2 1 + 2 c2 Decoding QR Code In .NET Using Barcode recognizer for .NET framework Control to read, scan read, scan image in .NET framework applications. Bar Code Encoder In Visual Studio .NET Using Barcode drawer for .NET Control to generate, create bar code image in .NET applications. CHAPTER
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GTIN  128 Maker In None Using Barcode drawer for Excel Control to generate, create UCC.EAN  128 image in Office Excel applications. Generate ANSI/AIM Code 128 In ObjectiveC Using Barcode generation for iPhone Control to generate, create Code 128C image in iPhone applications. The reader is no doubt familiar with the graphical methods of vector addition, scalar multiplication, and vector subtraction. We will not review these methods here because we will be looking at vectors in a more abstract kind of way. For our purposes, it is more convenient to examine vectors in terms of their components. In the plane or in ordinary threedimensional space, the components of a vector are the projections of the vector onto the coordinate axes. In Fig. 22, we show a vector in the x y plane and its projections onto the x and y axes. The components of a vector are numbers. They can be arranged as a list. For example, in 3 dimensions, the components of a vector A can be written as A = A x , A y , A z . More often, one sees a vector written as an expansion in terms of a set of basis vectors. A basis vector has unit length and points along the direction of a coordinate axis. Elementary physics books typically denote the basis for cartesian coordinates by (i, j, k), and so in ordinary threedimensional x Wx
Fig. 22. A vector W in the x y plane, resolved into its components Wx and Wy . These
are the projections of W onto the x and y axes.
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cartesian space, we can write the vector A as A = Ax i + A y j + Az k In more advanced texts a different notation is used: A = Ax x + A y y + Az z This has some advantages. First of all, it clearly indicates which basis vector points along which direction (the use of (i, j, k) may be somewhat mysterious to some readers). Furthermore, it provides a nice notation that allows us to de ne a vector in a different coordinate system. After all, we could write the same vector in spherical coordinates: A = Ar r + A + A There are two important things to note here. The rst is that the vector A is a geometric object that exists independent of coordinate system. To get its components we have to choose a coordinate system that we want to use to represent the vector. Second, the numbers that represent the vector in a given coordinate system, the components of the vector, are in general different depending on what coordinate system we use to represent the vector. So for the example we have been using so far A x , A y , A z = Ar , A , A . New Notation
We are now going to use a different notation that will turn out to be a bit more convenient for calculation. First, we will identify the coordinates by a set of labeled indices. The letter x is going to be used to represent all coordinates, but we will write it with a superscript to indicate which particular coordinate we are referring to. For example, we will write y as x 2 . It is important to recognize that the 2 used here is just a label and is not an exponent. In other words, y2 = x 2 and so on. For the entire set of cartesian coordinates, we make the following identi cation: (x, y, z) x 1 , x 2 , x 3

