ESP Biography
PATRICK RUTKOWSKI, ESP Teacher
Major: Physics College/Employer: Columbia University Year of Graduation: 2020 

Brief Biographical Sketch:
Not Available. Past Classes(Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)S236: Special Relativity in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 18, 2015)
This course will dive into the mathematics of Einstein's theory of special relativity. We will see how space and time mix and distort. We will prove that the nature of spacetime disallows fasterthanlight travel. If we have time, we will also explore the connection between mass and energy.
Come prepared to grab some chalk and work out the mathematics for yourself on the board (with guidance). As many students will be standing as we have board space to accomodate. You should have a high proficiency in algebra, an understanding of the pythagorean theorem, and an enjoyment of mathematics. You should also have a basic understanding of physics, on the level of $$\rm velocity = distance / time$$. No calculus will be required.
We wil be looking at Einstein's theory in its detailed mathematical form, not in colloquial plain English.
