Department of Mathematics

Student Geometry/Topology

  •  Keshav Sutrave, MSU
  •  Some kind of introduction to special relativity
  •  09/30/2019
  •  3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
  •  C304 Wells Hall

(Soft) The beginning of Einstein's theory of special relativity, which gives us a way of doing physics in different reference frames (observers in motion). Specifically: "What happens when you turn on a flashlight while already moving at half the speed of light?" I will introduce time dilation and length contraction, event simultaneity, and touch on the problem in electromagnetism, using many examples.

 

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