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Special Theory of Relativity

Special Theory of Relativity. Instructor: Professor Shiva Prasad, Department of Physics, IIT Bombay. This is a course on Special Theory of Relativity, which revolutionized our concept of physics in the last century by unifying concept of space and time, electricity and magnetism and mass and energy. In this course we will explore and explain many of the (often) counter-intuitive but fundamental principles of the Special Theory. (from nptel.ac.in)

Problem with Classical Physics


Lecture 01 - Problem with Classical Physics
Lecture 02 - Michelson-Morley Experiment
Lecture 03 - Postulates of Special Theory of Relativity and Galilean Transformation
Lecture 04 - Look out for a New Transformation
Lecture 05 - Lorentz Transformation
Lecture 06 - Length Contraction and Time Dilation
Lecture 07 - Examples of Length Contraction and Time Dilation
Lecture 08 - Velocity Transformation and Examples
Lecture 09 - A Three Event Problem
Lecture 10 - A Problem involving Light and Concept of Causality
Lecture 11 - Problems involving Causality and Need to Redefine Momentum
Lecture 12 - Minkowski Space and Four Vectors
Lecture 13 - Proper Time a Four Scalar
Lecture 14 - Velocity Four Vector
Lecture 15 - Momentum Energy Four Vector
Lecture 16 - Relook at Collision Problems
Lecture 17 - Zero Rest Mass Particle and Photon
Lecture 18 - Doppler Effect in Light
Lecture 19 - Example in C-Frame
Lecture 20 - Force in Relativity
Lecture 21 - Force Four-Vector
Lecture 22 - Electric & Magnetic Field Transformation
Lecture 23 - Examples of EM Field Transformation
Lecture 24 - Current Density Four Vector and Maxwell Equation

References
Special Theory of Relativity
Instructor: Professor Shiva Prasad, Department of Physics, IIT Bombay. Syllabus. Downloads. FAQ. Problem with Classical Physics. Michelson-Morley Experiment. ...