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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 Einstein’s wonderful exposition: ‘Relativity: The … Continue reading
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Newtonian vs Relativistic Mechanics
Einstein’s Theories of Relativity led to a revolution in our understanding of the movement of bodies, particularly at speeds approaching that of light in an empty medium. The mathematics of which are unassailable, having been proven in so many practical … Continue reading
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Special Relativity: “What’s it all about, Albert?”
Special Relativity means different things to different people. From the average ‘man in the street’ to our foremost scientific experts: from something that has the aura of scientific magic, almost akin to alchemy; to the wonderful beauty of Einstein’s great theories … Continue reading
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Visualizing 4 dimensions.
Four Dimensions – How do we envisage a 4dimensional space? Not easy is it? Let us take a simple approach and identify how the fourth dimension would connect or interface with three the dimensions that we are so familiar with. … 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
Special Relativity solved/completed
I always said that problem solving was my ‘Special’ skill! And today I did it. Special Relativity has been solved! Einstein’s theory has 3 holes due to his unwillingness or inability to wholeheartedly accept the consequences of his own theory: … 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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