Special Relativity and the Twin Paradox


By: Physics Girl

Originally Published on Mar 30, 2015

How can just two rules of Einstein’s 1905 theory of special relativity lead to seemingly paradoxical changes in the perception of time?
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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

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

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