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WORLD OF PHYSICS
September 8, 2017
Laszlo Mihaly: Why do you need Einstein's special and general relativity to find your way in NYC?
The Global Positioning System (GPS) transformed the way we are traveling. We discuss how the system was developed and what the basic principles are behind it. It turns out that without properly implementing time corrections predicted by Einstein's special and general relativity the system would not work.
Professor Mihaly is a condensed matter physicist and former Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
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