University of Calgary

PHYS 501 - Relativity - Winter 2021

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; introduction to general relativity; applications.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


  • Physics 455; and Mathematics 375 or 376; and Mathematics 367 or 377.


This course will be offered next in Winter 2022.
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