"Albert Einstein's theory of Special Relavity revolutionized the way in which our world, and indeed the entire universe, could be viewed and analyzed. Using many specific ideas/concepts first proved by Einstein, discuss the Theory of Special Relativity and how it has affected our view of physics. Your audience is a fellow student who has heard of Einstein and E=mc^2, but does not know anything specific about his Special Relativity."
It's 10% of our exam mark.. And the exam is 30% of our final mark. :p it will probably be the easiest part of the exam though! Posted via Mobile Device
Guys this is so off the wall that I don't even get it, and I love this stuff. xD Basically the speed of light is the constant in the universe, time and length (of an object) change depending on how you see things.
There's all these ridiculous examples leading up to it, the first of which says if you are in a train with no windows moving at a constant velocity, it feels the same as a train not moving, proving that not moving and moving at a constant speed is the same thing (in a weird physics way dealing with the frame of reference you are in). It gets even more ridiculous from there.. o.o Posted via Mobile Device
Another one is if a person is in a train moving at constant velocity, and a second person is watching the train go by, two lightning bolts strike the train (at the front and rear).
The person in the train sees that the bolt striking the nose happens before the bolt striking the back. (This is because they are moving towards the bolt hitting the front, so it gets to their eyes a fraction of a second sooner).
The person watching the train says they strike at the same time.
So who is right? Do the bolts strike at the same time or at different times?
The answer is they are both right, because every event depends on your frame of reference. Posted via Mobile Device