Special Relativity
with Brian Greene  Physicist, Author  Cofounder, World Science Festival
Einstein’s Special Relativity upended our understanding of space, time and energy. While the ideas are subtle, they only require high school algebra, so join this mathbased introduction with acclaimed physicist and author, Brian Greene.
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Module 1
Scale
Module 2
Speed
Module 3
The Speed of Light
video
3.1 The Speed of Light
office hours
3.2 The Speed of Light
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3.3 The Speed of Light
office hours
3.4 The Speed of Light
demonstration
3.5 Binary Stars as Evidence for...
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3.6 The Speed of Light
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3.7 The Speed of Light
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3.8 The Speed of Light
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3.9 The Speed of Light
review
3.10 The Speed of Light
Module 4
Units
Module 5
The Mathematics of Speed
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5.1 The Mathematics of Speed
demonstration
5.2 Relativistic Velocity Addition
demonstration
5.3 Relativistic Velocity Addition
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5.4 The Mathematics of Speed
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5.5 The Mathematics of Speed
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5.6 The Mathematics of Speed
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5.7 The Mathematics of Speed
discussion
5.8 The Mathematics of Speed
review
5.9 The Mathematics of Speed
Module 6
Relativity of Simultaneity
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6.1 Relativity of Simultaneity
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6.2 Relativity of Simultaneity
demonstration
6.3 Train View
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6.4 Comparing Train and Platform...
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6.5 NonRelativistic Simultaneity
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6.6 Relativity of Simultaneity
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6.7 Relativity of Simultaneity
discussion
6.8 Relativity of Simultaneity
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6.9 Relativity of Simultaneity
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6.10 Relativity of Simultaneity
Module 7
Pitfalls
Module 8
Calculating the Time Difference
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8.1 Calculating the Time Difference
demonstration
8.2 Calculating the Time Difference
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8.3 Calculating the Time Difference
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8.4 Calculating the Time Difference
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8.5 Calculating the Time Difference
demonstration
8.6 The Duel
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8.7 Calculating the Time Difference
Module 9
Time in Motion
Module 10
How Fast Does Time Slow?
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10.1 How Fast Does Time Slow?
demonstration
10.2 Elapsed Time on a Moving Clock
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10.3 Time on Earth Clock Versus...
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10.4 How Fast Does Time Slow?
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10.5 How Fast Does Time Slow?
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10.6 How Fast Does Time Slow?
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10.7 How Fast Does Time Slow?
Module 11
The Mathematics of Slow Time
Module 12
Time Dilation: Examples
video
12.1 Time Dilation: Examples
demonstration
12.2 Time Travel Calculation
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12.3 Time Travel Graphic: Fixed...
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12.4 Time Travel Graphic: Chosen...
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12.5 Time Dilation: Examples
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12.6 Time Dilation: Examples
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12.7 Time Dilation: Examples
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12.8 Time Dilation: Examples
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12.9 Time Dilation: Examples
Module 13
Time Dilation: Experimental Evidence
Module 14
The Reality of Past, Present, and Future
Module 15
Time Dilation: Intuitive Explanation
Module 16
Motion’s Effect on Space
Module 17
Motion’s Effect on Space: Mathematical Form
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17.1 Motion’s Effect on Space:...
demonstration
17.2 Lorentz Contraction of a...
demonstration
17.3 Comparing Train and...
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17.4 Motion’s Effect on Space:...
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17.5 Motion’s Effect on Space:...
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17.6 Motion’s Effect on Space:...
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17.7 Motion’s Effect on Space:...
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17.8 Motion’s Effect On Space:...
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17.9 Motion’s Effect on Space:...
Module 18
Length Contraction: Examples
Module 19
Coordinates for Space
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19.1 Coordinates for Space
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19.2 Rotation of Coordinate Frames
demonstration
19.3 Rotated Coordinate Systems...
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19.4 Translation of Coordinate...
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19.5 Translated Coordinate...
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19.6 Translation and Rotation of...
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19.7 Coordinates for Space
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19.8 Coordinates for Space
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19.9 Coordinates for Space
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19.10 Coordinates for Space
Module 20
Coordinates for Time
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20.1 Coordinates for Time
demonstration
20.2 Clock Synchronization
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20.3 Coordinates for Time
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20.4 Coordinates for Time
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20.5 Coordinates for Time
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20.6 Coordinates for Time
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20.7 Coordinates for Time
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20.8 Coordinates for Time
Module 21
Coordinates in Motion
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21.1 Coordinates in Motion
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21.2 Coordinates in Motion
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21.3 Coordinates in Motion
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21.4 Coordinates in Motion
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21.5 Coordinates in Motion
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21.6 Coordinates in Motion
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21.7 Coordinates in Motion
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21.8 Coordinates in Motion
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21.9 Coordinates in Motion
Module 22
Clocks in Motion: Examples
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22.1 Length Contraction
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22.2 Length Expansion From...
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22.3 Clocks in Motion: Examples
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22.4 Clocks in Motion: Examples
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22.5 Relativistic Bicycle Wheel
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22.6 Relativistic Bicycle Wheel
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22.7 Temporal Order
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22.8 Clocks in Motion: Examples
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22.9 Clocks in Motion: Examples
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22.10 Clocks in Motion: Examples
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22.11 Clocks in Motion: Examples
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22.12 How can each observer say...
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22.13 Clocks in Motion: Examples
Module 23
The Lorentz Transformation
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23.1 The Lorentz Transformation...
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23.2 Relating Time Coordinates
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23.3 The Lorentz Transformation
discussion
23.4 The Lorentz Transformation
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23.5 The Lorentz Transformation
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23.6 The Lorentz Transformation...
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23.7 Lorentz Contraction in...
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23.8 The Lorentz Transformation
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23.9 The Big Picture
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23.10 The Lorentz Transformation
Module 24
The Lorentz Transformation: Examples
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24.1 Lorentz Transformation:...
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24.2 Lorentz Transformation:...
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24.3 Lorentz Transformation:...
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24.4 Lorentz Transformation:...
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24.5 General Lorentz Transformation
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24.6 Lorentz Transformation:...
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24.7 Lorentz Transformation:...
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24.8 Lorentz Transformation:...
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24.9 Lorentz Transformation:...
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24.10 Lorentz Transformation:...
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24.11 Lorentz Transformation:...
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24.12 Lorentz Transformation:...
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24.13 Lorentz Transformation:...
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24.14 Lorentz Transformation:...
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24.15 Lorentz Transformation:...
Module 25
Combining Velocities
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25.1 Combining Velocities
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25.2 Combining Velocities 3...
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25.3 Combining Velocities...
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25.4 Combining Velocities in 3D
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25.5 Relativistic Velocity...
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25.6 Combining Velocities
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25.7 Combining Velocities
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25.8 Combining Velocities
Module 26
Spacetime Diagrams
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26.1 Spacetime Diagrams
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26.2 Spacetime Diagrams Two...
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26.3 Spacetime Diagrams...
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26.4 Spacetime Diagrams
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26.5 Spatial Slices in the...
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26.6 Temporal Slices in the...
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26.7 Full Coordinate Grid in the...
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26.8 Coordinates of Events in...
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26.9 Scales in Stationary and...
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26.10 Interchanging Roles of...
discussion
26.11 Spacetime Diagrams
office hours
26.12 Spacetime Diagrams
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26.13 Spacetime Diagrams
Module 27
Lorentz Transformation: As An Exotic Rotation
Module 28
Reality of Past, Present, Future: Math Details
Module 29
Invariants
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29.1 Invariants
demonstration
29.2 Invariance of Distance...
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29.3 Invariants: Spacetime Distance
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29.4 Invariants
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29.5 Invariants: Examples
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29.6 Lorentz Transformation with...
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29.7 Invariants
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29.8 Invariants
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29.9 Invariants
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29.10 Invariants
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29.11 Invariants
Module 30
Cause and Effect: A Spacetime Invariant
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30.1 Cause and Effect: A...
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30.2 Cause and Effect: Same Time...
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30.3 Spacetime Diagrams and...
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30.4 Cause and Effect: A...
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30.5 Cause and Effect: A...
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30.6 Cause and Effect: A...
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30.7 Cause and Effect: A...
Module 31
Intuition and Time Dilation: Math Approach
Module 32
The Pole in the Barn Paradox
Module 33
The Pole in the Barn: Quantitative Details
Module 34
The Pole in the Barn: Spacetime Diagrams
Module 35
The Pole in the Barn: Lock the Doors
Module 36
The Twin Paradox
Module 37
The Twin Paradox: Without Acceleration
Module 38
The Twin Paradox: The Twins Communicate
Module 39
The Relativistic Doppler Effect
video
39.1 The Relativistic Doppler...
demonstration
39.2 The Relativistic Doppler...
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39.3 The Relativistic Doppler...
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39.4 The Relativistic Doppler...
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39.5 The Relativistic Doppler...
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39.6 The Relativistic Doppler...
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39.7 The Relativistic Doppler...
Module 40
The Twins Communicate: Quantitative
Module 41
Implications for Mass: Intuitive Explanation
Module 42
Force and Energy
video
42.1 Force and Energy
demonstration
42.2 Relativistic Momentum
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42.3 Work and Kinetic Energy
demonstration
42.4 Kinetic Energy Comparison
office hours
42.5 Force and Energy
discussion
42.6 Force and Energy
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42.7 Force and Energy
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42.8 Force and Energy
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42.9 Force and Energy
review
42.10 Force and Energy
Module 43
$E = mc^2$
Module 44
Special Relativity: Course Recap
Module 45
Final Exam