SI2371 Special Relativity
Course code: SI2371
- The exam and proposal solutions from 2014-03-12 are available on the Exams page.
After completion of the course you should be able to:
- Illustrate physical processes in special relativity using a space-time diagram.
- Apply the concepts of length contraction and time dilation as well as use Lorentz transformations.
- Solve simple kinematical problems.
- Analyze Maxwell's equations and use their relativistic invariance.
- Report some experimental tests of special relativity.
- Use tensor notation in SR.
- Explain the physical interpretations and implications of SR.
- Have knowledge about cosmolgical models
The course is examined through a written exam:
January 17, 2014 (8:00-13:00): Rooms FB54, FB55
- Introduction to Special Relativity 2nd ed., Oxford University Press (1991), Rindler.
- A first course in general relativity, Cambridge University Press (1985), Shutz. (Also contains a well written introductory part on special relativity)
- Relativity theory, KTH (2005), Mickelsson, Ohlsson, Snellman. (Course compendium for old course)
- Tensoranalys, KTH (2004), Ramgaard, Blennow, Ohlsson. (In Swedish. More detailed text on tensor analysis.)
Lecturer and examiner: Mattias Blennow
TA: Teresia Månsson