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# Relativity Visualized

Jim Arnold

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Special Relativity and some of the strange features of light are presented in a converted slideshow in a simple graphic format, an alternative to the Minkowski diagram.

The most counter-intuitive features of Special Relativity are explained:

* How the "world-lines" of bodies in uniform motion have the same length in spacetime while moving at relatively different rates in time

* That bodies in relative motion have different orientations in space as well as time

* How observers with relative motion between them will each observe the other to be moving more slowly in time

* Why the speed of light is the absolute limit of speed

* That light is a constant, and for any observer, the speed of light is ~300,000 km/sec (or ~186,000 mi/sec), because in the continuum of spacetime, the distance it is observed to cover in space is equal in length to one second in time

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A former visitant of UC Santa Cruz, former union boilermaker, ex-Marine, Vietnam vet, anti-war activist, dilettante in science with an earth-shaking theory on the nature of light (which no one will consider), philosopher in the tradition of (more...)

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