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Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences - Relativity

Physics 4277 Relativity
Galilean transformations. Special Relativity: Einstein's axioms, synchronization, spacetime diagrams, Lorentz transformations, and paradoxes. Relativistic Kinematics: velocity transformation, Doppler effect, and changes in shape. Spacetime geometry: four-vectors, causality, light cones, and transformation of four-vectors. Electromagnetism and Relativity: Maxwell's equations in four-vector form. Relativistic Dynamics: particle collisions, conservation laws, and invariance.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Permission of the Chair of the Department of Physics.

Cross-List(s): Normally offered in alternating years.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences