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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Special Relativity 14 - The Curved Geometry of a Rotating Space
Speaker(s): Richard Epp
Abstract: The spacetime diagram of a rotating Bob is analyzed, leading us to conclude that his spatial geometry is curved.
Learning Outcomes:
• Understanding the physical effects of the rotation on the rotating observers, metal panels of the cylinder and so forth.
• Understanding the properties of a rotating cylinder using a spacetime diagram.
• Understanding curved spaces: The negatively curved space of a rotating observer and the positively curved space representing the real gravitational field of the Sun.
Date: 27/07/2008 - 9:00 am
Collection: ISSYP Virtual
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