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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Special Relativity 2 - Spacetime Diagrams for Sound Travelling in Air
Speaker(s): Richard Epp
Abstract: Drawing spacetime diagrams of simple thought experiments involving sound in air as a warm up exercise for light in vacuum.
Learning Outcomes:
• Deepening our understanding of how to draw and interpret spacetime diagrams.
• Measuring space and time in the same units – a first step towards unifying space and time into “spacetime.”
• Why, for an observer at rest with respect to still air, the speed of sound is independent of the motion of the source of sound.
Date: 10/08/2008 - 9:00 am
Collection: ISSYP Virtual
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