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ESP Biography



ROBERT MOFFATT, Stanford Physics graduate student.




Major: Physics

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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P4418: The Geometry of Relativity, Part I in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 11 - 12, 2015)
This is part-one of a two-part class. In this class, we will discuss the geometric view of the Special and General Theories of Relativity. We will discuss some famous results and paradoxes of these two theories. Concepts will be presented in an intuitive and visual format, and students will learn how to use geometry to visualize relativistic effects and to perform relativistic calculations.


P4419: The Geometry of Relativity, Part II in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 11 - 12, 2015)
This is part-two of a two-part class. In this class, we will discuss the geometric view of the Special and General Theories of Relativity. We will discuss some famous results and paradoxes of these two theories. Concepts will be presented in an intuitive and visual format, and students will learn how to use geometry to visualize relativistic effects and to perform relativistic calculations.


P4019: The Geometry of Relativity, Part I in Splash Fall 2014 (Nov. 08 - 09, 2014)
This is part-one of a two-part class. In this class, we will discuss the geometric view of the Special and General Theories of Relativity. We will discuss some famous results and paradoxes of these two theories. Concepts will be presented in an intuitive and visual format, and students will learn how to use geometry to visualize relativistic effects and to perform relativistic calculations.


P4020: The Geometry of Relativity, Part II in Splash Fall 2014 (Nov. 08 - 09, 2014)
This is part-two of a two-part class. In this class, we will discuss the geometric view of the Special and General Theories of Relativity. We will discuss some famous results and paradoxes of these two theories. Concepts will be presented in an intuitive and visual format, and students will learn how to use geometry to visualize relativistic effects and to perform relativistic calculations.


P3276: The Geometry of Relativity in Splash! Fall 2013 (Nov. 02 - 03, 2013)
In this class, we will discuss the geometric view of the Special and General Theories of Relativity. We will discuss some famous results and paradoxes of these two theories. Concepts will be presented in an intuitive and visual format, and students will learn how to use geometry to visualize relativistic effects and to perform relativistic calculations.


P3001: Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Part II in Splash! Spring 2013 (Apr. 13 - 14, 2013)
(This is part one of a two-part class.) In this class, I will describe the principles behind many familiar fluid phenomena. Topics include: airplane wings, helicopters, drag, parachutes, terminal velocity, tornados, vortex rings, propellers, wind turbines, boundary layers, flow separation, golf balls, and cavitation. Part I will cover an introduction to the laws of fluid motion, types of fluid flow, Bernoulli’s law, vortices, drag, and lift forces.


P3002: Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Part I in Splash! Spring 2013 (Apr. 13 - 14, 2013)
(This is part two of a two-part class.) In this class, I will describe the principles behind many familiar fluid phenomena. Topics include: airplane wings, helicopters, drag, parachutes, terminal velocity, tornados, vortex rings, propellers, wind turbines, boundary layers, flow separation, golf balls, and cavitation. Part II includes application of the laws of fluid motion to various situations, and, if time permits, an in-class demonstration of fluid motion through the blades of a model helicopter.


P2595: Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Part I in Splash! Fall 2012 (Nov. 03 - 04, 2012)
(This is part one of a two-part class.) In this class, I will describe the principles behind many familiar fluid phenomena. Topics include: airplane wings, helicopters, drag, parachutes, terminal velocity, tornados, vortex rings, propellers, wind turbines, boundary layers, flow separation, golf balls, and cavitation. Part I will cover an introduction to the laws of fluid motion, types of fluid flow, Bernoulli's law, vortices, drag, and lift forces.


P2596: Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Part II in Splash! Fall 2012 (Nov. 03 - 04, 2012)
(This is part two of a two-part class.) In this class, I will describe the principles behind many familiar fluid phenomena. Topics include: airplane wings, helicopters, drag, parachutes, terminal velocity, tornados, vortex rings, propellers, wind turbines, boundary layers, flow separation, golf balls, and cavitation. Part II includes application of the laws of fluid motion to various situations, and, if time permits, an in-class demonstration of fluid motion through the blades of a model helicopter.


P2194: Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Part I in Splash! Spring 2012 (Apr. 21 - 22, 2012)
(This is part one of a two-part class.) In this class, I will describe the principles behind many familiar fluid phenomena. Topics include: airplane wings, helicopters, drag, parachutes, terminal velocity, tornados, vortex rings, propellers, wind turbines, boundary layers, flow separation, golf balls, and cavitation. Part I will cover an introduction to the laws of fluid motion, types of fluid flow, Bernoulli's law, vortices, drag, and lift forces.


P2196: Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Part II in Splash! Spring 2012 (Apr. 21 - 22, 2012)
(This is part two of a two-part class.) In this class, I will describe the principles behind many familiar fluid phenomena. Topics include: airplane wings, helicopters, drag, parachutes, terminal velocity, tornados, vortex rings, propellers, wind turbines, boundary layers, flow separation, golf balls, and cavitation. Part II includes application of the laws of fluid motion to various situations, and, if time permits, an in-class demonstration of fluid motion through the blades of a model helicopter.


P1756: Introduction to Fluid Mechanics in Splash! Fall 2011 (Oct. 29 - 30, 2011)
In this class, I will describe the principles behind many familiar fluid phenomena. Topics include: airplane wings, helicopters, drag, parachutes, terminal velocity, tornados, vortex rings, propellers, wind turbines, boundary layers, flow separation, golf balls, and cavitation.


S1082: Introduction to Fluid Mechanics in Splash! Fall 2010 (Nov. 13 - 14, 2010)
In this class, I will describe the principles behind many familiar fluid phenomena. Topics include: airplane wings, helicopters, drag, parachutes, terminal velocity, tornados, vortex rings, propellers, wind turbines, boundary layers, flow separation, golf balls, and cavitation.