Basics of Special Theory of Relativity



Inertial and non-inertial frames, Invariance of Newton's laws under Galilean Transformation, Newtonian Relativity, Maxwell's equations. Under Galilean Transformation, Michelson-Morley Experiment, Postulates of the special theory of relativity, Lorentz Transformation. Time dilation, Length contraction, Relativity of simultaneity, synchronization of clocks. Velocity transformation. 

Relativistic mass, redefining linear momentum, Expressions of kinetic energy, Relation between total energy and momentum. 

Who should attend

B.Sc., and M.Sc., students, Physics Teachers teaching at UG, PG level, People interested in Relativity having Physics/Math's background.

Other Information

Quizzes will be held during the course.

Participants will be given certificates from CDTE, IIT Kanpur, depending on the performance.