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N. David Mermin
Geometry of Flat Spacetime
Air Date: 07/18/2006
Air Time: 9:15 AM EST
Length: 0 Hours, 46 Minutes, 43 Seconds
Description: I will show Abner how to construct Minkowski's space-time diagrams directly from Einstein's two postulates and some very elementary plane geometry. This geometric route into special relativity was developed while teaching the subject to nonscientists, but some of its features may be unfamiliar to physicists and philosophers.

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