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Physics of Exotic Propulsion

A study of what might be the propulsion mechanisms behind some UAP with physicist Dr. Matt Szydagis.

  • 3 hours
  • Online (Google Classroom)

Course Description & Information

This 8 week course (June - July 2024) will ask a simple question: If ET visitations are possible, then how would aliens get here? This course will briefly cover the history of human air and space travel first, with the historical claims that each were impossible. Then, after explaining Newtonian-physics-based propulsion, it will move on to describing the origins of Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity (1905), explaining why the speed of light must be a constant and why that causes time to dilate (Twin Paradox) and length to contract, helping interstellar travelers along. Students will also learn how we know relativity to be correct. The formulas for relativistic mass and energy will be explained from a qualitative perspective for the non-mathematically-oriented students. Problematic side effects like mass increase and starlight Doppler blue-shifting will be covered, with suggested solutions of new fuel sources and propellants like dark matter or energy, and new types of shielding against radiation, for relativistic