Short Course on Relativity
PHYS 480-021, CRN 57315, ST: Intro Gen Relativity
PHYS 500-002, CRN 57316, Adv Sem: Intro Gen Relativity
4:00 to 4:50 Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting on 23 March.
Meeting ID: 911 979 0161
Special Relativity, a pdf of chapter 12 of Physical Mathematics.
General Relativity, a pdf of chapter 13 of Physical Mathematics.
In my lectures, I will try to explain the basic ideas of relativity more simply than I did in these chapters. These basic ideas are important and easy to understand. I intend to skip the hard parts of both chapters.
Helpful notes on special and general relativity are in chapters 12 and 13 of this file of examples.
Class notes on special and general relativity starting on 1 April.
A video of the class of 25 March is available
Basic special relativity.
A video of the class of 1 April is available
More special relativity.
A video of the class of 6 April is available
It introduces some of the basic concepts of general relativity.