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Author Archives: VCE Physics
How can the decay of muons produced in the Earth’s upper atmosphere provide evidence for the Special Theory of Relativity?
What is relativity all about? Relativistic velocity: When 1 + 1 = 1 Why can’t you go faster than light? Relativity: how people get time dilation wrong Relativity’s key concept: Lorentz gamma Einstein’s clocks Twin paradox: the real explanation Length … Continue reading
Are you really standing still? The Michelson-Morley Experiment Time dilation The Cosmic Speed Limit Mass-Energy Equivalence – E=mc²
Special Relativity Part 1: From Galileo to Einstein Special Relativity Part 2: Time Dilation and the Twin Paradox Special Relativity Part 3: Length Contraction Special Relativity Part 4: Mass-Energy Equivalence or E = mc² General Relativity: The Curvature of Spacetime
How can just two rules of Einstein’s 1905 theory of special relativity lead to seemingly paradoxical changes in the perception of time?