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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Special Relativity 9- Synchronization of Clocks
Speaker(s): Richard Epp
Abstract: A discussion of how to synchronize clocks that are separated in space, and how this leads to the relativity of simultaneity.
Learning Outcomes:
• Understanding that clock synchronization is a physical process, and exploring various methods of synchronization using spacetime diagrams.
• How to measure distance with a clock: the concept of radar ranging distance.
• A profound realization about the nature of spacetime: Events that are simultaneous for one observer might not be simultaneous for another.
Date: 12/08/2008 - 9:00 am
Collection: ISSYP Virtual
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