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# Relativistic Gamma

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### Cherenkov Radiation

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Cherenkov radiation is electromagnetic radiation emitted when a charged particle (such as an electron) passes through a dielectric medium at a speed greater than the phase velocity of light in that medium.

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### Lorentz Number

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The Lorentz number is a dimensionless number that relates the thermal conductivity of a metal to its temperature and its electrical conductivity.

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### Lorentz Factor

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The Lorentz factor is the factor by which time, length and relativistic mass change for an object while that object is moving.

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### Relativistic Kinetic Energy

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The kinetic energy of an object is the energy that it possesses due to its motion. It is defined as the work needed to accelerate a body of a given mass from rest to its stated velocity.