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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Special Relativity 13 - Artificial Gravity Provides Hints about Real Gravity
Speaker(s): Richard Epp
Abstract: Analyzing the artificial gravitational field inside a rotating cylinder to discover hints about the nature of real gravitational fields.
Learning Outcomes:
• How to compare relativistic effects of an accelerated observer who is inside the rotating cylinder to observers at rest in the inertial reference frame outside the rotating cylinder.
• Understanding that the relative time dilation effect decreases as the rotating observer moves toward the axis of rotation, and how this suggests that a real gravitational field might warp time.
• Understanding that the circumference of the cylinder as measured by the rotating observers increases, and how this suggests that a real gravitational field might warp space.
Date: 27/07/2008 - 9:00 am
Collection: ISSYP Virtual
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