PHYS 2216

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Introduction to Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity, including Galilean and Lorentz transformations, the concept of simultaneity, time dilation and Lorentz contraction, the relativistic transformations of velocity, momentum and energy, and relativistic invariance in the laws of physics. At the level of An Introduction to Mechanics by Kleppner and Kolenkow.

When Offered Fall, spring (weeks 1-5).

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PHYS 1112 or PHYS 2207 or permission of instructor.
Forbidden Overlaps Forbidden Overlap: Students may not receive credit for both PHYS 2216 and PHYS 1116.

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  6351PHYS 2216  LEC 001