Thought Experiments 5/6

And so another week has come to an end, and with it the penultimate installment of the Open University’s Thought Experiments.

Week 5: The Twin Paradox

According to Albert Einstein the faster you travel through space, the slower you travel through time, thus providing the basis for this paradox.  However using Einstein’s further defined theory on Gravitational Time Dilation it all becomes, ahem, clear.

Nothing like a bit of Einstein and his theories of Special Relativity to get you thinking over the weekend!

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2 Responses to “Thought Experiments 5/6”


  1. 1 ehauke November 19, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Reblogged this on Engaging Talk and commented:
    This is a great little animation that illustrates Einstein’s Theory of Relativity in an accessible way. There’s no in depth explanation to get in the way of the concept.

  2. 2 howanxious December 4, 2011 at 8:41 am

    nice way of learning indeed!! 😀


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