ESP Biography

ANDREW RICE, Yale Junior studying Physics and Mech. Engineering

Major: Physics, Mechanical Engineering

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Past Classes

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Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity in Sprout Fall 17
An elementary introduction to the Theory of Special Relativity. Beginning with classical Galilean Transformations, we will introduce the concepts of frames, relative velocities, and events. We will then transition into relativistic velocities and develop an intuition for the Lorentz Transformation and its consequences. Lastly, we will cover light cones, the spacetime interval, invariants, applications of special relativity, and basic concepts underlying General Relativity.

Engineering Failure Analysis in Splash Fall 17
In this class we will examine two massive engineering failures: the accidental draining of Lake Peigneur, and the collapse of the Tacoma Narrow Bridge. Prior to each example, relevant engineering and physics concepts will be introduced.