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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Special Relativity 8 - Applications of Minkowskian Geometry
Speaker(s): Richard Epp
Abstract: Learning to use Minkowskian geometry to understand, very simply, a variety of aspects of Einstein’s spacetime.
Learning Outcomes:
• How a straight line is the longest path between two points in spacetime.
• How a light particle experiences space and time: its journey from one location in the universe to another involves zero spacetime distance, and is thus instantaneous!
• How Einstein’s special relativity has no difficulty handling accelerated observers.
Date: 12/08/2008 - 9:00 am
Collection: ISSYP Virtual
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