Physics is a way of looking at the world around us, with a unique perspective on how things move and interact with one another. It defines everyday phenomena through the conceptual lens of precise and unchangable “laws” — a sort of destiny that affects everything from how your dinner cooks to how the universe was formed. For Newtonian physicists, time and space are absolute — you are where you are. Special Relativity changes all that. With Special Relativity, the car speeding past you is actually shorter than a car at rest. And if you live on a mountain, time actually moves slower for you than it does for the people in the valley. Special Relativity frees us from the constraints of being nailed down to a boring and unchanging place in the cosmos.
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