Why is Time Slower in Rockets?

By Akemi Iwaya on December 26th, 2013

Have you found it difficult to wrap your mind around the concept of time dilation? Then today’s video should help make it much easier to understand! Professor Mike Merrifield is back with a terrific explanation of the mathematics behind the slowing of time when observing an object moving close to the speed of light.

Why is time slower in rockets? [YouTube]

You can view the first two parts of the Gamma Trilogy via the links below…

Time Dilation – Sixty Symbols [YouTube]

Relativity Paradox – Sixty Symbols [YouTube]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 12/26/13
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