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CALVIN CHEN, Princeton sophomore studying physics

Major: Physics

College/Employer: Princeton

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Past Classes

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S475: A Very Special Theory: An Introduction to Special Relativity in Splash Spring 2017 (Apr. 29, 2017)
When Einstein's special theory of relativity was first revealed to the world in 1905, the implications were profound. With it, we have been able to answer questions such as: What is spacetime? Why can't we travel faster than the speed of light? If my twin were to stay behind on Earth while I go on a spaceship traveling close to the speed of light, will we still be the same age when I come back? How is energy released in nuclear fission? Where does magnetism come from? In this course, we shall answer these very questions and more. But first, we will need to turn nearly three centuries of physics on its head. All it takes is two simple principles: first, that the laws of physics should remain the same no matter how fast you are moving, and second, that the above applies to the speed of light $$c$$ as well.