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PHYS 126: Special Relativity Minicourse

[2 units]

This half-semester minicourse introduces the exciting and thought-provoking physics of special relativity. Topics include hallmark experiments; Lorentz transformations; time dilation and length contraction; relativistic optics; tensor techniques; mass, energy, and momentum; relativistic mechanics; and relativistic electricity and magnetism.

Prerequisite: PHYS 009  or PHYS 009H PHYS 110  recommended. Discussion included.

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