Conceptual Physics Alive: Special Relativity 1

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Master teacher Paul Hewitt discusses the concept of time dilation that leads up to a showing of a 12-minute animated film "Relativistic Time Dilation."

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Observe Paul Hewitt teach in a classroom with real students, using engaging demonstrations and artwork. In this video, a discussion on the concept of time dilation leads up to a showing of the 12-minute animated film "Relativistic Time Dilation." Segment length: 49 minutes

Special Relativity 1 Includes:

  • Hewitt begins with a thought experiment of a baseball-pitching machine.
  • Brief historical perspective of Einstein.
  • Einstein's reasoning that constant speed of light indicates a relationship between space and time.
  • First postulate of special relativity.
  • Street-car example of Einstein viewing village clock from a moving reference frame.
  • Chalkboard illustrations to show relativistic Doppler effect.
  • Einstein's second postulate.
  • The twin trip covered in detail. (A treatment of the "twin paradox.")
  • The twin trip from switched frames of reference.
  • Showing of the 12-minute animated film, "Relativistic Time Dilation," by Steve Smith, which won First Prize at the American Educational Film Festival in 1977.

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