Lorentz Factor

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The Lorentz Factor, denoted by a lower-case Greek letter gamma, ${\gamma}$ , is fundamental to Einstein's Special Relativity.

It is defined by


where $v$ is the velocity of a moving frame relative to an inertial reference frame and $c$ is the speed of light.

See also Time Dilation, Length Contraction

Further reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorentz_factor

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