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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Aug 23, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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PHYS 2216 - Introduction to Special Relativity


     
Fall, spring (weeks 1-5). 1 credit. S/U grades only.

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

Fall, spring; E-A. Kim.

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.



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