EINSTEIN'S THEORY TO BE EXPLAINED.Byline: Carol Rock Staff Writer
VALENCIA - Call it ``Physics for Dummies.''
Participants in a free presentation about Einstein's theory of relativity theory of relativity
Einstein’s contribution to the space-time relationship. [Science: NCE, 843–844]
See : Turning Point April 12 are promised a clearer understanding of one of science's most profound theories.
The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. April 12 in the cafeteria at College of the Canyons College of the Canyons is one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the state. According to the National Junior College Research Association, College of the Canyons consistently ranks in the top 50 community colleges in the nation. .
The speaker will be retired NASA NASA: see National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
in full National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Independent U.S. astronomer Skip Newhall, who worked at Jet Propulsion Laboratory “JPL” redirects here. For other uses, see JPL (disambiguation).
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is a NASA research center located in the cities of Pasadena and La Cañada Flintridge, near Los Angeles, California, USA. for 35 years. During his career, Newhall worked on spacecraft navigation and orbit determination The process of describing the past, present, or predicted position of a satellite in terms of orbital parameters. , very-long- baseline interferometry and lunar laser ranging.
Newhall will explain Albert Einstein's theory of relativity in a talk titled ``Special Relativity special relativity
The physical theory of space and time developed by Albert Einstein, based on the postulates that all the laws of physics are equally valid in all frames of reference moving at a uniform velocity and that the speed of light from a for Non-Scientists.''
His illustrated, nontechnical presentation will cover the speed of light and when it can and cannot be exceeded; the slowing of the rates of moving clocks; the apparent contraction of the length of moving objects; the three speeds defined by relativity, and a layman's explanation of Einstein's equation E=MC2. Newhall will discuss what it means, where it comes from and why it has to be.
The talk is scheduled on the 100th anniversary of Einstein's introduction of the theory of special relativity, which he refined in 1916 in more complete form as general relativity. The theory forced a fundamental reevaluation of the workings of the universe.
The program is presented by the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program at College of the Canyons. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Susan Crowther at the college, (661) 362-3448 or e-mail susan.crowther(at)canyons.edu.
Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252