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Title: Twin paradox: the real explanation

Abstract

There is no more famous conundrum in special relativity than the Twin Paradox. One twin travels at great distance at the speed of light and returns, much younger than the other twin. Yet who is moving and who isn’t? It is commonly claimed that acceleration is crucial to explaining this paradox, yet it turns out to not be the important point. In this video, Fermilab’s Dr. Don Lincoln explains the real answer to this perplexing puzzle.

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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:
1644302
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; TWIN PARADOX; LORENTZ EQUATIONS; SPECIAL RELATIVITY

Citation Formats

Lincoln, Don. Twin paradox: the real explanation. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Lincoln, Don. Twin paradox: the real explanation. United States.
Lincoln, Don. Tue . "Twin paradox: the real explanation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1644302.
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