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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Special Relativity 1 - Spacetime Diagrams
Speaker(s): Richard Epp
Abstract: An introduction to spacetime diagrams – a first step towards understanding Einstein’s special theory of relativity.
Learning Outcomes:
• Newton’s absolute space and time vs. Einstein’s relative space and time.
• Bodies move through both space and time – spacetime diagram “worldlines” show both motions.
• Drawing worldlines for bodies in various states of motion: at rest, moving with various constant velocities, and accelerating.
Date: 10/08/2008 - 9:00 am
Collection: ISSYP Virtual
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