Summer 2023 Pre-College Prog: Special Relativity PS0101 section 001

Explorations in Physics: Special Relativ

Physics: Special Relativi

Call Number 10428
Day & Time
MTWRF 9:10am-11:00am
313 Pupin Laboratories
Day & Time
MTWRF 1:10pm-3:00pm
313 Pupin Laboratories
Points 0
Grading Mode Ungraded
Approvals Required None
Instructor Aaron Goldin
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This course offers an intensive exploration of one of the fundamental principle of physics –relativity. Both Galilean and special relativity are discussed, with an emphasis on the latter. Using algebra and space-time diagrams, students arrive at Lorentz transformations and explore their most significant consequences.

Through examples, exercises, and problems, participants acquire an understanding of one of the most fundamental theories of modern physics. They discover how special relativity changes our conceptions of time and length measurements. We also examine the experimental basis for Einstein’s theory of special relativity and look at how general relativity helps us to understand concepts such as black holes, gravitational waves, and the evolution of the universe.

In the process of exploring these challenging topics, course participants expand their capacity for creative problem solving and their ability to think critically and independently.

Web Site Vergil
Subterm 07/18-08/04 (L)
Department Pre-College Programs (SHSP)
Enrollment 22 students (20 max) as of 1:06PM Thursday, September 28, 2023
Status Full
Subject Pre-College Prog: Special Relativity
Number PS0101
Section 001
Division School of Professional Studies
Open To Pre-College Programs
Campus Morningside
Section key 20232SREL0101N001