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Einstein’s Train(and the lightning strikes)
Well what can we say about this; one of the most discussed thought experiments conceived by Einstein; yet one of the most misunderstood pieces in all of Relativity. When I first read chapter IX of Einsteinâ€™s wonderful exposition: ‘Relativity: The … Continue reading
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So what is Special Relativity; what does it do?
What is special relativity?Every system of coordinates can map the whole of Spacetime but how do we take the measurements, the coordinates from one system and convert them to be relative to another system of coordinates?To put it another way; … Continue reading
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Light has only one dimension!
I have had a little Epiphany! I was musing upon the notion that when we view a moving body it is ‘rotated’, in Minkowski’s 4 dimensional Spacetime as a function of the velocity. (When it is a substantial fraction of … Continue reading
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