Courses of Study 2019-2020 
    
    Dec 14, 2019  
Courses of Study 2019-2020
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PHYS 2216 - Introduction to Special Relativity


     
Fall, Spring (weeks 1-5). 1 credit. S/U grades only.

Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will not receive credit for both PHYS 1116  and PHYS 2216.
Prerequisite: PHYS 1112  or PHYS 2207  or permission of instructor.

R. Fulbright.

Introduction to Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity, including Galilean and Lorentz transformations, the concept of simultaneity, time dilation and Lorentz contraction, the relativistic transformations of velocity, momentum and energy, and relativistic invariance in the laws of physics. At the level of An Introduction to Mechanics by Kleppner and Kolenkow.



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