University of Calgary

PHYS 501 - Special Relativity - Winter 2015

Lorentz transformations in classical mechanics; relativistic kinematics; spacetime diagrams; relativistic energy and momentum conservation; Geometrical interpretation; applications of relativistic kinematics; four-vector formalism and tensors; applications, primarily to relativistic electrodynamics.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


  • Physics 325 and 457; and one of Mathematics 353 or 377 or Applied Mathematics 309.


This course will be offered next in Winter 2016.
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