Event Type:

Department Colloquium

Date/Time:

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 16:00 to 17:00

Location:

Weniger 116

Local Speaker:

Abstract:

Citing from the Department of Physics Website:

The geometry of special relativity can be neatly described using

hyperbolic trigonometry. The geometry of general relativity can be

similarly described using differentials and differential forms.

This talk presents an excursion through both special and general

relativity, emphasizing geometric structure and using (mostly)

elementary concepts from trigonometry, linear algebra, and vector

calculus. You may never view those topics the same way again...

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