**Relativistic** — Rel a*tiv*ist ic, a. 1. of, pertaining to, or in conformity with the {theory of relativity}; as, the relativistic increase of mass with velocity. [PJC] 2. moving at a speed sufficiently high that the changes of mass or time dilation predicted by… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**relativistic** — adjective Date: 1886 1. of, relating to, or characterized by relativity or relativism 2. moving at a velocity such that there is a significant change in properties (as mass) in accordance with the theory of relativity < a relativistic electron >… … New Collegiate Dictionary

**relativistic** — rel•a•tiv•is•tic [[t]ˌrɛl ə təˈvɪs tɪk[/t]] adj. 1) pertaining to relativity or relativism 2) phs Physics. a) subject to the special or the general theory of relativity b) phs having a velocity that is close to the speed of light: radiation from… … From formal English to slang

**relativistic** — /rɛlətəˈvɪstɪk/ (say reluhtuh vistik) adjective 1. of or relating to relativity or relativism. 2. Physics having, or relating to an entity which has a velocity comparable to that of light: a relativistic particle or mass …

**Relativistic dynamics** — refers to a combination of relativistic and quantum concepts to describe the relationships between the motion and properties of a relativistic system and the forces acting on the system. What distinguishes relativistic dynamics from other… … Wikipedia

**Relativistic plasma** — Relativistic plasmas in physics are plasmas for which relativistic corrections to a particle s mass and velocity are important. Such corrections typically become important when a significant number of electrons reach speeds greater than 0.86c… … Wikipedia

**Relativistic quantum chemistry** — is a branch of quantum chemistry that applies relativistic mechanics, and, in particular the Dirac equation or an approximation to it (e.g., at the lowest level, the Pauli equation), to electron dynamics and chemical bonding, especially the… … Wikipedia

**Relativistic aberration** — is described by Einstein s special theory of relativity, and in other relativistic models such as Newtonian emission theory. It describes aberration of light due to objects moving at relativistic speeds] and is described by the following formula … Wikipedia

**Relativistic mass equation** — Rel a*tiv*ist ic mass e*qua tion, n. (physics) an equation expressing the mass of an object as a function of its velocity: as the velocity v of an object increases, its mass m increases from its rest mass m0 according to the equation: m =… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**Relativistic electromagnetism** — is the idea of explaining electromagnetism based on relativistic (Albert Einstein 1905) arguments. It was first put forward in 1963 by Edward M. Purcell who wrote an innovative electromagnetism text in which he used special relativity to derive… … Wikipedia