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ERIC Number: EJ829069
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
The Red Queen Visits Minkowski Space
Low, Robert J.
European Journal of Physics, v28 n2 p367-371 Mar 2007
When Alice went "Through the Looking Glass", she found herself in a situation where she had to run as fast as she could in order to stay still. In accordance with the dictum that truth is stranger than fiction, we will see that it is possible to find a situation in special relativity where running towards one's target is actually counter-productive. Although the situation is easily analysed algebraically, the qualitative properties of the analysis are greatly illuminated by the use of spacetime diagrams. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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