Time Dilation

(Lecture: 5–10 minutes)

See §6.3 of the text.

If you have access to the Mechanical Universe video, 1) there is a good animation of time-dilation in 3-dimensional spacetime @ 11:00 minutes.


The video introduces 3-dimensional spacetime diagrams for the same animations as shown previously (in a previous lecture).

1) Available at this site by scrolling down to Program 42 (The Lorentz Transformation). Registration required.

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