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Oberlin College Department of Physics and Astronomy;
last updated 2 March 2021.
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Teacher: Dan Styer.
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Summary sheet (PDF)
How can a ladybug flying in a moving car fly slower than common sense predicts?
The Theory of Interstellar Trade (PDF). A twelve-page paper, packed with physics and economics in-jokes, written by now-distinguished economist Paul Krugman back in July 1978, when he was a struggling young assistant professor. Addresses the question "How should interest charges on goods in transit be computed when the goods travel at close to the speed of light?"