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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Special Relativity 6 - Doppler Shift for Light
Speaker(s): Richard Epp
Abstract: Deriving the Doppler shift for light, from which all of special relativity follows.
Learning Outcomes:
• Return to the thought experiment in SR-3. By replacing Newton’s assumption of Universal Time with Einstein’s Relativity Principle we arrive at the Doppler shift for light.
• How the Doppler shift for light provides us with important clues about the nature of time as experienced by moving observers.
• Understanding relativistic time dilation in terms of the geometry of spacetime.
Date: 11/08/2008 - 9:00 am
Collection: ISSYP Virtual
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