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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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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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What’s it all about Albert?

Special Relativity – the Long and the Short of it – all a bit Hit and Myth? Continue reading

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