Saturday, October 19, 2013

Balashov: Relativistic traveler

Just something I found cute. In chapter 4 Part IX of War and Peace general Balashov is sent with a letter and a message to Napoleon from emperor Alexander. With all possible speed he sets forth on his mission only to fulfill it after a week or so of travel, arriving to the same city, the same building, and the same room were he was given his orders.  An early case of relativistic time dilation?


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