 
SI2371 Special Relativity
Course code: SI2371
6 credits
News:
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Course aim:
After completion of the course you should be able to:
 Illustrate physical processes in special relativity using a spacetime 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
Examination:
The course is examined through a written exam:
January 17, 2014 (8:0013:00): Rooms FB54, FB55
Course literature:
 Introduction to Special Relativity 2nd ed., Oxford University Press (1991), Rindler.
Recommended reading:
 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.)
Teachers:
Lecturer and examiner: Mattias Blennow
TA: Teresia Månsson

