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written by John Walker
This web page deals with the problem of simultaneity through an Apollo 11 Mission anecdote. The finite speed of light causes differences in the order of events even for non-moving observers, requiring careful synchronizations of clocks. It also has an animation that helps the understanding of non-simultaneous events.
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Relativity
- Special Relativity
= Simultaneity
- Informal Education
- Reference Material
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Keywords:
Apollo 11, Simultaneity, Special Relativity
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Metadata instance created April 28, 2007 by Enrique Suarez
Record Updated:
June 20, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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January 1, 2007
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J. Walker, , WWW Document, (http://www.fourmilab.ch/documents/RelativityOfSimultaneity/).
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J. Walker, The Relativity of Simultaneity: Moon Landing from the Moon, , <http://www.fourmilab.ch/documents/RelativityOfSimultaneity/>.
APA Format
Walker, J. (2007, January 1). The Relativity of Simultaneity: Moon Landing from the Moon. Retrieved October 17, 2018, from http://www.fourmilab.ch/documents/RelativityOfSimultaneity/
Chicago Format
Walker, John. The Relativity of Simultaneity: Moon Landing from the Moon. January 1, 2007. http://www.fourmilab.ch/documents/RelativityOfSimultaneity/ (accessed 17 October 2018).
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Walker, John. The Relativity of Simultaneity: Moon Landing from the Moon. 1 Jan. 2007. 17 Oct. 2018 <http://www.fourmilab.ch/documents/RelativityOfSimultaneity/>.
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