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School of Science & Engineering: Physics > Course Descriptions

PHY314 Relativity

This is a short course in Special Relativity covering the following aspects: experiments leading up to the theory, relative nature of time and distance measurements, constancy of the speed of light, Lorentz transformations, length contraction, time dilation, simultaneity, momentum and energy relations, mass-energy equivalence, and relativistic Doppler effect.

Credits

  • 1

Attributes

  • Liberal Arts

Restrictions

  • Must be enrolled in the following level: Undergraduate
  • May not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman

Prerequisites

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