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Special Relativity

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Every product that Aesop offers has benefited from the discoveries of agronomists, botanists, chemical scientists and biophysicists. Each of the 2011-2012 science-themed kits is dedicated to a particular theory that captivates Aesop's imagination and has laid the foundations for countless achievements that have followed. Aesop pays homage to the men and many unacknowledged women who have applied themselves to disciplined inquiry.

Albert Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity states that the laws of motion are the same for all non-accelerating frames of reference, and that the speed of light in a vacuum is the same for all inertial reference frames. The theory is called 'special' because the predictions hold only under certain conditions. Special Relativity contradicts the classical notion that the interval of time between two events is equal for all observers, and when combined with other laws of physics predicts the equivalence of matter and energy as expressed in the famous formula E=mc2, where c is the speed of light in a vacuum.

The drawing shown on the sleeve of this kit is a detail from Opticks: or, A Treatise of the Reflexions, Refractions Inflexions and Colours of Light, Sir Isaac Newton, published by Samuel Smith and Benjamin Walford, London, 1704.

Set includes:

  • Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser, 500ml
  • Geranium Leaf Body Blam, 120ml
  • Geranium Leaf Body Scrub, 170ml
  • Style # 501516596