Newton’s Gedankenexperiment: Newton and Einstein, Gravitation and Relativity


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  • Speaker: G. W. Ford (UM Physics)
  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 10/24/2012
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Location: 340 West Hall

  • Description:

    This will be an unusual sort of talk. What I will do is to tell you a
    little bit about these two great men, who they were what they did.
    My aim will be to give an impression of their place in the history of
    science and why what they did was so important. However, at the same time, I will describe a thought-experiment that will illustrate the gravitational theories of the two men.

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