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|Comment||Dear Uncle Ben, Thank you for the answer so quickly. It helps to know that the intuitive flashes of Einstein will never be given to the average mind (mine) but maybe i can know "of" relativity like Bart Simpson says he know "of" the times table... i just can't grasp exactly what you say - maybe the math is the answer but that is out for me - the example of the directions east - west being relative and yet real was good and clear to me but then i can, t take the next step i.e., two youthful states at the same time in the uniform moving frames -- not to mention innumerable other things! Thanks so much. I hope to let time pass and ask something again. Yours is a great service.|
I can answer questions regarding Einstein's Theory of Relativity, particularly in Special Relativity. I will not answer homework questions or mathematical problems that require special symbols.
I have taught physics at the college level, undergraduate and graduate, for many years including Special Relativity. I have taught at Johns Hopkins, Case-Western, and MIT. I have also served as a staff member of the Commission on College Physics, which was supported by the National Science Foundation to recommend improvements in the curriculum of college physics departments in the US. I am also the author of a textbook titled Vector Calculus, which was used at MIT in the teaching of electromagnetic theory and relativity. My research interests were mainly in solid state physics, especially the properties of metals at low temperatures. I am listed in the publication known as American Men of Science.
I have dozens of papers published in the Physical Review and in the American Journal of Physics.
I hold a Ph.D. degree in physics from the Johns Hopkins University.
Johns Hopkins University, Case-Western Reserve University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Empire State College, Georgetown University, Commission on College Physics, and UNESCO.