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Relativity

Relativity (Spring 2007, Stanford Univ.). Instructor: Professor Leonard Susskind. This course takes a deeper look at relativity. Most of the course focuses on Einstein's special theory of relativity. General relativity is introduced in the last few lectures. (from theoreticalminimum.com)

Note: Relativity (Spring 2007) - videos are mistakenly titled Quantum Entanglements Part 3. "Quantum Entanglements Part 3" is in fact a lecture series on special relativity and electromagnetic theory, and the order in which the lectures were given is 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2&3, 8 and 9 (in terms of the numbers given on the videos)

Lecture 1 | Relativity (Spring 2007)
The general notion of relativity, Galilean relativity, Principles of special relativity, Lorentz transformations.
Lecture 2&3 | Relativity (Spring 2007)
Field equations, Maxwell's equations, Charge and current, Electromagnetic laws of motion.
Lecture 4 | Relativity (Spring 2007)
Lorentz transformations continued, Space-time separation, Time dilation, Length contraction, Space versus space-time.
Lecture 5 | Relativity (Spring 2007)
General transformations, Composition of velocities, Four-vectors, Proper velocity and momentum.
Lecture 6 | Relativity (Spring 2007)
This lecture is about how the laws of nature have to be written in terms of tensors if we want them to be the same in all reference frames, the basic requirement of relativity.
Lecture 7 | Relativity (Spring 2007)
Lorentz force law, Magnetic cross product, Relativistic Lorentz force, Wave equations.
Lecture 8 | Relativity (Spring 2007)
Flat space, Curved space, Introduction to cosmology, Cosmological space-time, Hubble's constant.
Lecture 9 | Relativity (Spring 2007)
Flat versus curved space, Energy equation, Energy versus rate of expansion, Final considerations.

References
Relativity (Spring, 2007) | The Theoretical Minimum
This course takes a deeper look at relativity. Most of the course focuses on Einstein's special theory of relativity. General relativity is introduced in the last few lectures.
Special Relativity Lecture Notes
Special Relativity. Professor Leonard Susskind. This course covers the mathematics of special relativity in detail.


The Theoretical Minimum Courses
Classical Mechanics (Fall 2007)
Classical Mechanics (Fall 2011)
Quantum Mechanics (Winter 2008)
Quantum Mechanics (Winter 2012)
Advanced Quantum Mechanics (Fall 2013)
Special Relativity (Spring 2008)
Special Relativity (Spring 2012)
Einstein's General Theory of Relativity (Fall 2008)
General Relativity (Fall 2012)
Cosmology (Winter 2009)
Cosmology (Winter 2013)
Statistical Mechanics (Spring 2009)
Statistical Mechanics (Spring 2013)
Particle Physics 1: Basic Concepts (Fall 2009)
Particle Physics 2: Standard Model (Spring 2010)
Particle Physics 3: Supersymmetry and Grand Unification (Spring 2010)
String Theory and M-Theory (Fall 2010)
Topics in String Theory (Cosmology and Black Holes) (Winter 2011)
Quantum Entanglements, Part 1 (Fall 2006)
Relativity (Spring 2007)