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20160223 - Special Relativity - 23 February 2016 - 14:00 - Stream 1

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Special Relativity


Classifications: Enabled, Events Not to be missed, Upcoming Excursions

Provider: CAASTRO in the Classroom


Presenter: Joe Callingham

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Date: 23 February 2016

Start Time: 14:00

End Time: 14:40

Duration: 40 minutes

Closing Date: Bookings Close 19-Feb-16

Availability: DEC and Non-DEC

DEC Positions: 10

Non-DEC Positions: 10

Price: Free

KLA Syllabus: Secondary

KLA Stage/s: Stage 6

KLA Year/s: Year 12

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KLA Keyword/s: Special Relativity, space, astronomy, astrophysics, physics, Year 12


Event Overview: Einstein’s theory of Special Relativity accurately describes objects moving close to the speed of light. While mathematically elegant, Special Relativity explains situations that are extremely counterintuitive to our everyday experience. A curriculum-focused Physics lecture based on content from the New South Wales Higher School Certificate “Space” Module and Australian Curriculum content: ACSPH129, ACSPH130, ACSPH131, ACSPH132, ACSPH133, ACSPH134.

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