If you were driving at the speed of light and turned on your headlights, what would happen?
Sources and extras below!!
Thanks to Jude for asking me this question on twitter! https://twitter.com/stefanikj5/status/550865272895447041
“The Life of the Cosmos” by Lee Smolin: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Life-Cosmos-Lee-Smolin/dp/0195126645
“In Search of the Multiverse” by John Gribbin: http://www.amazon.co.uk/In-Search-Multiverse-John-Gribbin/dp/0141036117
“The Pig That Wants to be Eaten: by Julian Baggini: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Pig-That-Wants-Eaten/dp/1847081282
Relevant MinutePhysics videos:
light slowing down in glass: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAivtXJOsiI
a different perspective from Sixty Symbols about light slowing down: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiHN0ZWE5bk
Why is “c” the speed of light?
Car at light speed:
Light speed is the same in all inertial frames of reference:
Relativistic addition of velocities:
Light speed and catching-up to light.
Other good relativity resources: http://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/einsteinlight/
Light echo footage: http://www.spacetelescope.org/videos/heic0617a/
Irrational numbers: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/IrrationalNumber.html
a million digits of pi: http://www.piday.org/million/
THERE'S MORE VSAUCE!!
animated drawings by Guy Larsen https://twitter.com/guylar
rocketship animation by Eric Langay https://twitter.com/ericlanglay
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