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The theory of special relativity (or special relativity for short) was established in 1905 by the famous physicist Albert Einstein at the age of 26. Special relativity is of importance in the realm of high relative velocities. It has been thoroughly verified on numerous occasions and has always stood up to the critical tests. Special relativity is now a tool at work, almost daily, in the scientists' calculations and laboratories.


   The Michelson-Morley Experiment
   The Postulates of Special Relativity
   Lorentz Transformations
   The Twin Paradox
   Energy is Equivalent to Mass
   Special Relativity as a Tool
   History of Special Relativity


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