Relativity Speed
Prove It!
pion decay experiment.
Explore It!
Pitcher on a car
Do the Math
1 + 1 = 1
Some common speeds:
jog 5 mph = 8 * 10^9 c
Car 55 mph = 8 * 10^8 c
Jet aircraft 550 mph = 8 * 10^7 c
space shuttle 7.7 km/s = 2.6 * 10^5 c
Speed of voyager 1, 17 km/s = 5.7 * 10^5 c
speed of the earth in its orbit 30 km/s = 10^4 c
speed of the sun in its orbit 225 km/s = 7.5 * 10^4 c
Speed of the Milky Way galaxy 600 km/s = 2 * 10^3 c
speed of an electron in a color television 10^8 m/s = 0.3 c
speed of an electron in the Stanford Linear Accelerator 3 * 10^8 m/s = 0.9999999995 c
Scientific Explorations with Paul Doherty 

31 May 2005 