Tag Archives: Relativity

Professor Dave explains Special Relativity

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

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Physics Girl – Special Relativity and the Twin Paradox

How can just two rules of Einstein’s 1905 theory of special relativity lead to seemingly paradoxical changes in the perception of time?

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Veritasium – Can You Go the Speed of Light?

Einstein’s classic thought experiment involves sitting on a train travelling at the speed of light. If you hold a mirror in front of your face, will you see your reflection in a mirror? How could light from your face reach … Continue reading

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Vsauce – Would Headlights Work at Light Speed?

If you were driving at the speed of light and turned on your headlights, what would happen?  

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Al’s Relativistic Adventures

As part of the World Year of Physics 2005, the Pirelli¬†Internetional Award launched the Pirelli Relativity Challenge. An award for the best multimedia work that explains special relativity theory to the layperson. The prize was given to Kiran Sachdev, who … Continue reading

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