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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Special Relativity 10 - Coordinate Axes and Length Contraction
Speaker(s): Richard Epp
Abstract: A discussion of the space and time axes of a moving observer and an introduction to length contraction.
Learning Outcomes:
• Understanding why and by how much a moving observer’s position axis is “tilted in time.”
• Understanding how a moving platform appears to a stationary observer.
• Beginning to understand the cause of length contraction.
Date: 13/08/2008 - 9:00 am
Collection: ISSYP Virtual
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