Thought Experiments 5/6

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19 November, 2011 by ehauke

This is a great little animation that illustrates Einstein’s Theory of Relativity in an accessible way. There’s no in depth explanation to get in the way of the concept.

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And so another week has come to an end, and with it the penultimate installment of the Open University’s Thought Experiments.

Week 5: The Twin Paradox

According to Albert Einstein the faster you travel through space, the slower you travel through time, thus providing the basis for this paradox.  However using Einstein’s further defined theory on Gravitational Time Dilation it all becomes, ahem, clear.

Nothing like a bit of Einstein and his theories of Special Relativity to get you thinking over the weekend!

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