# Light Clocks and Time Dilation

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Time dilation is an intriguing implication of Einstein's special theory of relativity. The light clock is an elegant illustration of this effect, relying only on a knowledge of the Pythagorean theorem and the invariance of the speed of light.

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Contributed by: Quentin Sedlacek (March 2011)

Based on a program by: Howard Georgi

Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

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Published: March 7 2011