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Sir Hermann Bondi (1919 - 2005)

  1. Sep 19, 2005 #1


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    From the Cosmic Variance blog

    (I see now that there was a post in GD by neutrino several days ago. I think that posting here might bring more attention to his passing.)

    Besides his work in cosmology, Bondi popularized the "k-calculus" radar-method presentation of Special Relativity. (See, for example, http://www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/System/8956/Bondi/intro.htm ) In my informal survey of physics education papers on relativity, Bondi's method is used more (or known better?) in the UK than in the US.
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  3. Sep 19, 2005 #2
    Sad. Interestingly though, I was just earlier looking for some material on the k-calculus!
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