Tag: relativity

The Genesis and the Renaissance of General Relativity

The Genesis and the Renaissance of General Relativity

| July 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

What is relativity? “When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity,” according to Einstein himself. This little anecdote jokingly illustrates one of the cornerstone predictions of both special and general theories of relativity — time dilation. […]

Continue Reading

Physics from the Past: Einstein’s Theory of Relativity (1923)

Physics from the Past: Einstein’s Theory of Relativity (1923)

| June 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here we have the oldest video that is currently featured in the Physics from the Past series. This little demonstration called “Time is Relative. It Stretches and Shrinks” presents the basic ideas of relativity. This includes a number of  simulations, such as an astronaut being shot into space from a giant cannon and the dynamics of the […]

Continue Reading

banner