PHYS 2216

PHYS 2216

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

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: due to an overlap in content, students will not receive credit for both PHYS 1116 and PHYS 2216.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  4609PHYS 2216  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Fulbright, R

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    Students unable to enroll in open class components during their pre-enroll window can join the waitlist at www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist. Students will be placed in available spots prior to the start of classes when possible.