Since its development by Albert Einstein, the theory of special relativity has fascinated scientists, science fiction writers, futurists and the popular imagination. In particular, its assertion that the speed of light in a vacuum is finite has unsettled many, who have attempted to disprove the claim. In clear, unintimidating language, Moses Fayngold tackles Einstein's opponents and shows that the absoluteness of the speed of light is inviolate.
Moses Fayngold is Special Lecturer at the Physics Department of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he is also involved in the research activities of the Multi-Disciplinary Optical Science and Engineering Program. He has been lecturing for some 20 years on special relativity, both to non-specialized audiences in public planetariums as well as to undergraduate and graduate students.