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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Special Relativity 11 - Simultaneity and Length Contraction
Speaker(s): Richard Epp
Abstract: A continuation of the SR-10 discussion on length contraction. Resolving Principle 2*.
Learning Outcomes:
• Relativity of simultaneity revisited – gaining a deeper understanding of what it means.
• A full understanding of the nature of length contraction based on relativity of simultaneity.
• Resolving a key paradox in special relativity: Principle 2*, introduced in SR-4. How it is possible to measure the same speed for the light whether you are running toward or away from a flashlight.
Date: 13/08/2008 - 9:00 am
Collection: ISSYP Virtual
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