Through armchair- and sometimes passenger-seat-conversations with emmy about the relative speeds of dog and cat motion or the logistics of squirrel-chasing, the shrinking of moving objects, the effects of gravity on light and time, and of course, black holes, the Big Bang, Orzel translates complex Einsteinian ideas -- the slowing of time for a moving observer, E=mc2 -- into examples simple enough for a dog to understand.
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While classical physics gives us the laws governing why a ball rolls downhill, how a plane is able to fly, “spooky” action at a distance, its quantum cousin gives us particles that are actually waves, and so on, and Schrodinger’s unlucky cat. But, believe it or not, even the most mundane of everyday activities is profoundly influenced by the abstract and exotic world of the quantum.
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