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4434Einstein Light
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This multimedia site is divided into five sections: Galileo, Maxwell, Einstein, Time Dilation and E=mc2. Each module is a one-minute (or less!) film clip on a major player or principle of the spacetime game. Hosted by physicist Joe Wolfe, the movies offer quick overviews and 3D animations, plus links to more in-depth articles on the topic at hand.Relativistic Length Contraction
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A series of animated gifs, plus extensive explanation.Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity
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This series of animations lets you view a "fly-by" and "fly-through" of a house at different percentages of the speed of light. It includes a basic qualitative description of some effects of relativity.Backlight
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Provides pictures and a movie that uses ray tracing to explore the effects of relativity.Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity
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This site contains an extensive set of notes on basic topics in physics. There are extensive illustrations and animations along with the text. Also included are self-quizzes, and shockwave quizzes and tutorials. Features the topics time dilation and length contraction. Requires Shockwave for some of it.Introduction to String Field Theory
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This free, online textbook "includes an introduction to string theory in general, as well as relativistic first-quantization and other topics prerequisite for string theory.״ This link is a download for the pdf. The mirror link goes to a page with other options.MathPages
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This site contains several hundred articles concerned with mathematics and physics. General topics include Number Theory, Combinatorics, Geometry, Algebra, Calculus & Differential Equations, Probability & Statistics, Set Theory & Foundations, Reflections on Relativity, History, and Physics. The articles under each general heading are highly varied, many are quite advanced, and there is no apparent organizational scheme. For example, under Calculus & Differential Equations there is a proof that pi is irrational, a examination of the Limit Paradox, a discussion of Ptolemy's Orbit, and an historical review of the cycloid among many other articles. Visitors can browse by topics or search by keyword. (Anyone with information on the identity of the site author please contact the MERLOT submitter.)Space Time Travel
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Online papers, images, movies and paper models: Visualization of the theory of relativity. By Ute Kraus and Corvin Zahn (Theoretische Astrophysik Tübingen).Special Relativity
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Special Relativity online book. Lorentz contraction, time dilation, Minkowski diagrams, Relativistic dynamics, relativistic doppler shifts, Tensors, continues on to General Relativity8.20 Introduction to Special Relativity
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This course introduces the basic ideas and equations of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity. If you have hoped to understand the physics of Lorentz contraction, time dilation, the "twin paradox״, and E=mc2, you're in the right place.AcknowledgementsProf. Knuteson wishes to acknowledge that this course was originally designed and taught by Prof. Robert Jaffe.