PHYS 2216

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.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - First. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 11446 PHYS 2216   LEC 001

    • TR Clark Hall 294D
    • Jan 23 - Mar 14, 2023
    • Fulbright, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
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