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Special Relativity: Crash Course Physics #42

Season 1 Episode 42 | 8m 25s

So we've all heard of relativity, right? But... what is relativity? And how does it relate to light? And motion? In this episode of Crash Course Physics, Shini talks to us about perspective, observation, and how relativity is REALLY weird!

Aired: 02/22/17
Extras
Shini introduces the idea of Quantum Mechanics and how it helps us understand light.
Let's talk about astrophysics, cosmology and how our universe works.
Why is e=mc2 such a big deal? And what about this grumpy cat in a box and probability?
Let's talk Einstein and Nuclear Physics. What does E=MC2 actually mean? Why is it useful?
We've talked about how AC circuits change voltage, but let's take a deeper look.
Sunlight, moonlight, torchlight... They all work the same. Let's talk about light!
Shini talks to us about optical instruments and how they make magnification possible.
Light's behavior seems counterintuitive. That is, until you figure out light is a wave.
We've learned about light and how to bend it to our will. But what can we LEARN from it?
Maxwell's Equations tell us a lot about electromagnetic interactions and physics.
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