LOG#199. M-sigma.

Black holes are coming! No, winter is coming! NOOOO! Winter is here, and black holes, as shown by LIGO, are not coming. They are already here, as they were already supposed to exist due to X-ray astronomy. Moreover, LIGO-VIRGO, LISA, … Continue reading

LOG#197. The 3 laws of the galaxies.

  3…Only 3…And 3 laws…3 laws are everywhere. You do know the 3 laws of newtonian mechanics. You do know (I am sure you do) the 3 laws of the robotics. Or the 3 laws of thermodynamics. And you sure … Continue reading

LOG#153. Guardians of the Galaxy and Special Relativity.

Dedicated to my followers, to my (cyber)friends around all over the globe, to those patient people who have been waiting for this reboot and also to Marvel for bringing us Guardians of the Galaxy in a superb and wonderful live-action … Continue reading

LOG#049. Ludicrous speed.

We are going to learn about the different notions of velocity that the special theory of relativity provides. The special theory of relativity is a simple wonderful theory, but it comes with many misconceptions due to bad teaching/science divulgation. It … Continue reading

LOG#045. Fake superluminality.

Before becoming apparent superluminal readers, we are going to remember and review some elementary notation and concepts from the relativistic Doppler effect and the starlight aberration we have already studied in this blog. Let us consider and imagine the next … Continue reading

LOG#043. Tachyons and SR (I).

“(…)Suppose that someon studying the distribution of population on the Hindustan Peninsula cockshuredly believes that there are no poeple north of the Himalayas, because nobody ca pass throught the mountain ranges! That would be an absurd conclusion. The inhabitants of … Continue reading

LOG#029. Interstellar trips in SR.

My final article dedicated to the memory of Neil Armstrong. The idea is to study quantitatively the relativistic rocket motion with numbers, after all we have deduced the important formulae, and we will explain what is happening in the two … Continue reading

LOG#028. Rockets and relativity.

The second post in this special thread of 3 devoted to Neil Armstrong memory has to do with rocketry. Firstly, for completion, we are going to study the motion of a rocket in “vacuum” according to classical physics. Then, we … Continue reading

LOG#027. Accelerated motion in SR.

Hi, everyone! This is the first article in a thread of 3 discussing accelerations in the background of special relativity (SR). They are dedicated to Neil Armstrong, first man on the Moon! Indeed,  accelerated motion in relativity has some interesting … Continue reading