Vector
Main

Miscellaneous Physics Lectures


Contents

Links Directory

Relativity

For more information about Professor Shankar's book based on the lectures from this course, Fundamentals of Physics: Mechanics, Relativity, and Thermodynamics, visit http://bit.ly/1jFIqNu(approve sites).

Fundamentals of Physics (PHYS 200)

This is the first of a series of lectures on relativity. The lecture begins with a historical overview and goes into problems that aim to describe a single event as seen by two independent observers. Maxwell's theory, as well as the Galilean and Lorentz transformations are also discussed.

00:00 - Chapter 1. The Meaning of Relativity 18:10 - Chapter 2. The Galilean Transformation and its Consequences 31:35 - Chapter 3. The Medium of Light 43:22 - Chapter 4. The Two Postulates of Relativity 46:48 - Chapter 5. Length Contraction and Time Dilation 55:34 - Chapter 6. Deriving the Lorentz Transformation

Complete course materials are available at the Yale Online website: online.yale.edu


Sources:

Recommended:

Categories: Courses Modern Physics

Tags:


edit

This is a student's notebook. I am not responsible if you copy it for homework, and it turns out to be wrong.

Backlinks

This page is MIscellaneousPhysiccsLectures