Special Relativity and the Twin Paradox

How can just two rules of Einstein’s 1905 theory of special relativity lead to seemingly paradoxical changes in the perception of time?
Want exclusive updates whenever a new video is posted? Sign up here! http://www.physicsgirl.org/signup

This video was inspired by a special relativity class in high school. Special relativity was one of the first subjects that made me go, “wow, that’s really how the world works?!” It stretched my imagination, as I hope the twin paradox will yours.

Airplane footage: Ben Bloomberg, Derek Muller
Rocket Footage: NASA

Thanks to Bobak Hashemi and Kyle Kitzmiller for helping film

Help us translate our videos! http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UC7DdEm33SyaTDtWYGO2CwdA&tab=2

Instagram: http://instagram.com/thephysicsgirl
Twitter: http://twitter.com/thephysicsgirl
Facebook: http://facebook.com/thephysicsgirl
http://physicsgirl.org/

Music: “Ticker,” “Good Starts,” Locally Sourced,” “Space Coast”

Questions?

%d bloggers like this: