Credit Weight: 0.5 Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department Description: 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. Offering: 3-0; 0-0

Physics 4277 Relativity

Credit Weight: 0.5 Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department Description: 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. Offering: 3-0; 0-0




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