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Other

Description:

This simple animation illustrates the principle of time dilation as predicted by special relativity. The simulation consists of two light clocks, one at rest and the other moving at a fraction of the speed of light. The user can change the speed of the moving clock.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9

Keywords:

NSDL,Relativity,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Mathematics,General Physics,Classical Mechanics,Reference Frames,Relative Motion,frames of reference,Measurement/Units,Simultaneity,reference frames,Informal Education,Time Dilation,Higher Education,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Special Relativity,Speed of Light,Physics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20080905114630425T,Moving Reference Frames,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Technology

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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