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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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Tagged dimensions, Einstein, length contraction, light, lorentz, minkowski, physics, relativity, rotation, Special Relativity, speed of light, time, time dilation
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Does time exist?
Does time exist? Or, did it exist before the invention of the clock? What is a clock measuring? Is it measuring anything? All it is doing is making comparisons, “what was the duration of this compared to that?” All actions, … Continue reading
Special Relativity – the Long and the Short of it – all a bit Hit and Myth? Continue reading