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Introduction to Relativity: The Special Theory

Physics 216 - Spring 2020

Introduction to the special and general theories of relativity. Einstein's postulates of the principle of relativity and the constancy of the speed of light. Simple kinematics and dynamics: simultaneity, time dilation, space-time diagrams, twin and other "paradoxes," E = mc^2, laws of motion. Elements of general relativity; curved spacetime, experimental tests, black holes, gravitational waves. Prereq: Phys 197, or permission of the instructor.
Course Attributes: FA NSMAR NSMAS NSM

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Introduction to Relativity: The Special Theory
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