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Need Help on Time Dilation and Relativity

  1. May 27, 2010 #1
    I need to give a presentation on some of the physics of space travel. One of the things i will be covering is Time Dilation and Relativity. I am not too knowledgeable about this subject. What are the main topics of time dilation and relativity that i should present? I need this info as soon as possible please.
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  3. Jun 13, 2010 #2
    Hi Mange :smile:

    I know you've probably already done the presentation by now, but just incase this is what I'd say are the main points you should include:

    1. Moving Clocks Run Slow (Time Dilation)
    2. Moving Rods Contract (Space Contraction)

    Also include briefly about Lorentz transforms and you could also comment on Relativistic Momentum and Energy.

    Hope this helps somewhat even if it's a little late. :shy:
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