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Title: Relativistic velocity: When 1 + 1 = 1

Abstract

Anyone who has driven a car has an intuitive understanding of how velocities add. Two cars, heading towards one another head-on at a velocity, have a closing velocity of twice that velocity. It’s all very simple and yet at very high speeds this intuition is just wrong. In this video, Fermilab’s Dr. Don Lincoln explains how to add velocities in a relativistic environment. It’s weird and wonderful and mind-bending.

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Research Org.:
FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1643681
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; REALTIVISTIC VELOCITY; SPEED OF LIGHT; LORENTZ TRANSFOR EQUATIONS; RELATIVITY

Citation Formats

Lincoln, Don. Relativistic velocity: When 1 + 1 = 1. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Lincoln, Don. Relativistic velocity: When 1 + 1 = 1. United States.
Lincoln, Don. Wed . "Relativistic velocity: When 1 + 1 = 1". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1643681.
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