Transcript of LA_02.mov (Lecture 2)

By Eckhard M.S. Hitzer, University of Fukui, Prof. Ryosuke Nagaoka (University of the Air, Japan)

Yes, I want to introduce myself. I was born in a small city of Wolfratshausen, which is just 30 km south of Munich. Muenchen in Germany, not far from the Alps. But now I already live 7 years in Japan, the first two years in Kyoto, and the rest in Fukui city. My wife is Japanese, that is one of the reasons for me, why I want to stay in Japan. As a teenager I used to read books about making rockets and space-flight. But I didn't go straight to university, rather first to middle school and then to some university of applied sciences. I became eager to get a more deeper science education. So I enrolled in the Technical University of Munich here, in pure physics. As most of my fellow students I studied more than required, especially geometry.

I also want to encourage you, if you find something interesting:
- seek the connections
- and study it more deeply
- discuss what you are interested in with other people who have more knowledge
- and share what you learn with people who don't know about this subject yet.
This will make you knowledge much clearer and much deeper.
- And also try to seek the wider context about your eternal existence.
- Try to find applications for what you learn and don't avoid the hard questions like
- life
- death
- meaning
- faith and science.

Maybe due to our long federal history in Germany, the German universities all enjoy more or less equal status. A student qualifies for entry into university merely by passing his high school graduation test. Then they are free to choose any subject from any university in Germany including the Fernuniversitaet Hagen, which is like the German Hosodaigaku. Study fees are very small. They basically cover the health insurance. The German government even provides a grant for students, who have not enough money, because their parents have a low income. So basically everybody can study, but to graduate is hard, because there are many intermediate tests.

Please look at the screen. Here you see the white A with the circle. And this A in the circle is reflected at the yellow straight line and it becomes this reflected yellow A. And we can change the line of reflection and you can see how the reflected object is moving.

Now I show another applet and here you see a second reflection along from the yellow object a reflection at the straight green line to become the green object here. And what you actually see this is like a rotation from the original white object to the final green object. And finally here you see a more complex applet. And it shows you three reflections. So the green object here is reflected another time at this red line. And now we have altogether three reflections from the white object until we come to the red object. And this is like a resulting single reflection at this white line here. You see the white object appears reflected at the white line and the result is this red A. Yes.

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