PHO2101: Special Relativity

  1. Introduction to special relativity
  2. Light cones and causality
  3. Lorentz transforms lives
  4. The correct resolution of the twin paradox
  5. Minkowski everything -- invariants
  6. Relativitistic dynamics
  7. Minkowski everything -- spacetime vectors, rapidity
  8. Extensions of special relativity -- 3D, acceleration, Newtonian gravity
  9. Lorentz invariance of classical electromagnetism
  10. Problem-solving in special relativity (including special relativistic gravity)
  11. Advanced Special Relativity -- the Lorentz group, tensors, analytical SR
Resources
  • A First Course in General Relativity (Schutz) [textbook]

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