Albert Einstein used his famous gedanken (thought) experiment of a train struck by two lightning bolts to illustrate the relativity of simultaneity. I discuss foundational and pedagogical aspects of this experiment and of a lesser known but conceptually simpler alternative gedanken experiment.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||European Journal of Physics|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)