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Your Daily Equation #07: Relativistic Velocity Combination

Join us for #YourDailyEquation with Brian Greene. Every Mon – Fri at 3pm EDT, Brian Greene will offer brief and breezy discussions of pivotal equations. Even if your math is a bit rusty, tune in for accessible and exciting stories of nature and numbers that will allow you to see the universe in a new way.

If you race toward a beam of light, why doesn’t the light approach you faster than the speed of light? If you race away from it, why doesn’t the light approach you slower than the speed of light? In today’s Daily Equation, Brian describes the relativistic velocity combination law to provide an answer.

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Your Daily Equation #07: Relativistic Velocity Combination

Join us for #YourDailyEquation with Brian Greene. Every Mon – Fri at 3pm EDT, Brian Greene will offer brief and breezy discussions of pivotal equations. Even if your math is a bit rusty, tune in for accessible and exciting stories of nature and numbers that will allow you to see the universe in a new way.

If you race toward a beam of light, why doesn’t the light approach you faster than the speed of light? If you race away from it, why doesn’t the light approach you slower than the speed of light? In today’s Daily Equation, Brian describes the relativistic velocity combination law to provide an answer.