Introduction to Relativity: The Special Theory

PHYSICS 216

Introduction to the special and general theories of relativity. Einstein's postulates of the principle of relativity and the constancy of the speed of light. Simple kinematics and dynamics: simultaneity, time dilation, space-time diagrams, twin and other "paradoxes," E = mc^2, laws of motion. Elements of general relativity; curved spacetime, experimental tests, black holes, gravitational waves. Prereq: Phys191, or 193, or 197, or permission of the instructor.
Course Attributes: FA NSM; BU SCI; AR NSM; AS NSM

Section 01

Introduction to Relativity: The Special Theory
INSTRUCTOR: Iyer
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Instructors

Sai Iyer, Ph.D.

Sai Iyer, Ph.D.

Supervisor of Scientific Computing

sai@wustl.edu
314-935-8218