May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

PHYS 275 Relativity

Credits: (3-0) 3

Michelson-Morley experiment, inertial reference frames, the principle of relativity, space-time coordinates of an event, Lorentz Transformations, clock paradox, momentum-energy 4-vector, equivalence of energy and rest mass, the principle of equivalence, curved space-time and qualitative features of general relativity and cosmology, relevance of relativity to space travel.

Prerequisites: PHYS 111  or PHYS 211/211L  or PHYS 207  

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