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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

General Relativity 1 - Introduction of a New Idea
Speaker(s): Michael Burns
Abstract: We shift our ideas from Newton’s law of gravity to a new set of equations that describe how gravity is a consequence of the curvature of spacetime.
Learning Outcomes:
• John Michell and his hypothetical object called a dark star.
• How to determine the mass of a planet required for the escape velocity of an object to be the speed of light.
• Einstein’s Equivalence Principle.
Date: 01/08/2006 - 9:00 am
Collection: ISSYP Virtual
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