Type: 
Colloquium
Date-Time: 
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 16:00 to 17:00
Location: 
Weniger 116
Event Speaker: 
Prof. Tevian Dray, Department of Mathematics, OSU
Local Contact: 
Oksana
Abstract: 

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...