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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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Defining Time

So that is what Time is! Now I get it it! A Eureka moment! In an absolutely sterile, environment time does not exist. Time doesn’t exist of itself, it is created as an effect by processes. The interval between the … Continue reading

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Visualizing 4 dimensions.

Four Dimensions – How do we envisage a 4-dimensional 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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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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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

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