2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Jun 06, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog
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PHYS 237 - Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

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SP. This course focuses on the principles and predictions of Einstein’s special theory of relativity. Topics include: invariance of the speed of light and physical laws, length contraction and time dilation, relativistic momentum, mass-energy equivalence, and Lorentz transformations. Ideas from the general theory of relativity may also be introduced. Prerequisite: PHYS 133 or PHYS 221 or their A.P. equivalents.



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