| Special Relativity MFN 1313
|This course is
taught entirely in english by a native speaker. The aim of the
course is to give an introduction to the most important arguments of
the theory of Einstein whilst providing practice in the use of the english
It is suitable for third year or good second year students who have reasonable understanding of the english language. Students may ask questions in either english or italian, though the replies will be in english.
The duration of the course is 48 hours, 24 lessons, two hours each, in April May and June. Dates and times are flexible. Lectures are held at Physics, via Pietro Giuria 1, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
The course programme is as follows.
Lorentz Transformations and their physical consequences
Tensors, spinors and the Lorentz group
Energy and Momentum
The Klein-Gordon and Schrodinger equations
For further information please contact the Course Lecturer
Prof.ssa Jeanette E. Nelson
Dipartimento di Fisica Teorica
tel 011-670-7207/fax 7214
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred)
|The examinations consist of one two hour written and one
oral examination, in June, July and September. The
questions in both will be in english, but students may respond
in english or in italian.
|Course books- there
are many, but I recommend
Weinberg "Gravitation and Cosmology" Part One
Landau and Lifschitz "Course of Theoretical Physics" Volume 2-Classical Theory of Fields, chapters 1-4
Rindler "Special Relativity" chapters I-VI and the Appendix.
Penrose and Rindler "Spinors and space time"
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