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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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This course is part of the Science Summer Programme.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

Ever feel that you are going round in circles? Does time pass you by faster than it should? If the answer is yes, then this is the course for you. We will solve puzzles both mathematically and practically in topics such as gyroscopic motion, time dilation and length contraction alongside answering questions like can you ride a bicycle in a vertical loop-the-loop? Can we stay younger for longer? Taught in the Cavendish Laboratory (2.2km, c.30 mins walk, c.20 mins bus/walk). Requires a knowledge of differential calculus, some integral calculus and fluency in high school level algebra and geometry.


Course dates

15 Jul 2019 to 19 Jul 2019

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

24 Jun 2019

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom
01223 760850

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Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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