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Time and Relativity

Lecture no. 17 from the course: Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time

Time and Relativity

Taught by Professor Sean Carroll | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

According to Einstein’s special theory of relativity, there is no such thing as a moment in time spread throughout the universe. Instead, time is one of four dimensions in spacetime. Learn how this “relative” view of time is usefully diagramed with light cones, representing the past and future.

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