Everyday life is a low energy affair, dominated by snail-speed interactions. A jetplane , although seemingly rapid in its motion across the skies is but a sloth compared to the slowest cosmic rays. Elementary particles live in a high - energy world interacting at unimaginable speeds. These entities are responsiblefor the most fundamental processes of nature and to understand them we need to examine the very concept of space and time from a new and counter-intuitive viewpoint.
In this tour of Special Relativity you will:
Take the lid off Einstein's Box.
Re-examine your conception of physical reality.
Discover how Time can be slowed down and Space can be contracted.
Use Relativistic Mechanics to understand why the Speed of Light cannot be reached.
Find out why the Sum of the Parts is greater than the Whole.
Use the Most Famous Equation of the 20th century.