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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

PHYS023 HM - Special Relativity

Credit(s): 1.5

Instructor(s): Esin, Ilton, Sahakian, Solanki

Offered: Fall

Description: Einstein’s special theory of relativity is developed from the premises that the laws of physics are the same in all inertial frames and that the speed of light is a constant. The relationship between mass and energy is explored and relativistic collisions analyzed. The families of elementary particles are described and the equivalence principle developed.