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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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New theory of gravity?
An epiphanic moment of realisation this pm. driving home from Peterhead. Gravity is a relativistic effect. It is due to interdimensional rotation into a 5th dimension. (I am still unsure whether this should be, or could be, described as a … Continue reading
An explanation of what Time is
Time is a somewhat nebulous concept, for although we can measure it with fantastic accuracy, can understand its effects (e.g. the passage of time) and can deal with it mathematically in a plethora of different ways, it is very difficult … 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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Special Relativity – the Long and the Short of it – all a bit Hit and Myth? Continue reading