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Fundamentals of Physics - Lecture 12

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Lecture 12 - Introduction to Relativity

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.

Lecture notes (457 KB pdf)

Prof. Ramamurti Shankar
PHYS 20 Fundamentals of Physics (Fall, 2006)
(Yale University: Open Yale)
Date accessed: 2009-04-11
License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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1. Problem Set 7 [PDF]
2. Problem Set 7 Solutions [PDF]
3. Relativity Notes: Crib Sheet [PDF]



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