Just to introduce a book that is based on an essay I wrote 10 years ago when I was a teenager. I decided to repackage it as a book published on Lulu.com:
Einstein, Relativity and Light for Kids
Einstein, Relativity and Light for Kids: A book about Einstein, Relativity, and Light for Children. Includes an award-winning 2000 word Essay on “What happens if Light slows down”. Written when the author was 17 years old.
An Ebook version is also available here:
What happens if light slows down – A Beginner’s Guide to Relativity and Light
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Light is one of the most ubiquitous things that we see, and it is also one of the oldest – it existed since the beginning of mankind. However, light is also mysterious in that no one really understands what it is and how it is rectilinearly propagated. Nevertheless, the speed of light plays an important part in physics, and it is one of the more often quoted constant. What will happen then, if the speed of light suddenly changes from 300000000m/s to a fraction of its original self –3000 m/s? (It is theoretically possible to slow down light to such a speed, by shining a beam of light through a medium with a refractive index of 100,000.)
Hope this book will be useful to anyone trying to learn more about Einstein through a novel way! What will happen when light slows down? Read the book to find out! 🙂