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The Lorentz Factor, denoted by a lowercase Greek letter gamma, ${\gamma}$ , is fundamental to Einstein's Special Relativity.
It is defined by
${\gamma}=\frac{1}{\sqrt{1\frac{v^2}{c^2}}}$
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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