The Lorentz Transformation

Program 142

This program was awarded the prestigious Japan Prize

If the speed of light is to be the same for all inertial observers, as indicated by the Michelson-Morley experiment, the equations for time and space are not difficult to find. But what do they mean? They mean that the length of a meter stick or the rate of ticking of a clock depends on who measures it. Henri and Albert serve as your friendly tour guides.