8.033 Relativity, Fall 2003
Author(s)Rappaport, S. A., 1942-
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Normally taken by physics majors in their sophomore year. Einstein's postulates; consequences for simultaneity, time dilation, length contraction, clock synchronization; Lorentz transformation; relativistic effects and paradoxes; Minkowski diagrams; invariants and four-vectors; momentum, energy and mass; particle collisions. Relativity and electricity; Coulomb's law; magnetic fields. Brief introduction to Newtonian cosmology. Introduction to some concepts of General Relativity; principle of equivalence. The Schwarzchild metric; gravitational red shift, particle and light trajectories, geodesics, Shapiro delay.
Einstein's postulates, consequences for simultaneity, time dilation, length contraction, clock synchronization, Lorentz transformation, Minkowski diagrams, particle collisions, Coulomb's law, magnetic fields, Newtonian cosmology, General Relativity, gravitational red shift, particle trajectories, light trajectories, invariants, four-vectors, momentum, energy, mass, relativistic effects, paradoxes, electricity, time dilation, length contraction, clock synchronization, Schwarzchild metric, geodesics, Shaprio delay, relativistic kinematics, relativistic dynamics, electromagnetism, hubble expansion, universe, equivalence principle, curved space time, Ether Theory, constants, speed of light, c, graph, pythagorem theorem, triangle, arrows, Relativity