Special and General Theories of Relativity
(Some common misconceptions)
John L Safko 

Professor of Physics 
University of South Carolina
Department of Physics and Astronomy

I will discuss some of the common misconceptions in the Special Theory and General Theory of Relativity.  These will include from the Special Theory the appearance of the Lorentz contraction and things that appear to move faster than light.  In the General Theory we will consider, among other topics what happens and what appears to happen as a small object falls into a spherical black hole.
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