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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Special Relativity 7 - Minkowskian Geometry
Speaker(s): Richard Epp
Abstract: Space obeys the rules of Euclidean geometry. Spacetime obeys the rules of a new kind of geometry called Minkowskian geometry.
Learning Outcomes:
• Triangles in spacetime obey a Pythagoras-like theorem, but with an unusual minus sign.
• The true nature of time as geometrical distance in spacetime.
• How to analyse and resolve the Twins’ Paradox using spacetime diagrams in combination with Minkowskian geometry.
Date: 12/08/2008 - 9:00 am
Collection: ISSYP Virtual
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