Re: answers I'd like from an SI

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Mon Nov 12 2007 - 14:37:45 MST

At 02:39 PM 11/12/2007 -0600, Norman Noman wrote:

> > > should be able to explain general relativity to an eight year old
>Well, speaking from personal experience, I can explain general
>relativity in nontechnical terms ...
>When I was first taught that when travelling near the speed of light,
>distances become shorter and the rest of the universe gets slower
>(from your point of view), it didn't make sense to me, because if from
>my perspective it only takes a day to get to alpha centauri

What's this got to do with GR, the theory of gravitation? You're
talking about SR, and I agree than a smart 8 year old could
understand SR. Tensors, maybe not.

Damien Broderick

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