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Special Theory of Relativity

NPTEL and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay via YouTube


Instructor: Professor Shiva Prasad, Department of Physics, IIT Bombay.

This is a course on Special Theory of Relativity, which revolutionized our concept of physics in the last century by unifying concepts of space and time, electricity and magnetism and mass and energy. In this course, we will explore and explain many of the (often) counter-intuitive but fundamental principles of the Special Theory.


Mod-01 Lec-24 Current Density Four Vector and Maxwell Equation.
Mod-01 Lec-23 Example of EM Field Transformation.
Mod-01 Lec-22 Electric & Magnetic Field Transformation.
Mod-01 Lec-11 Problems involving Casuality and Need to Redefine Momentum.
Mod-01 Lec-21 Force Four-Vector.
Mod-01 Lec-10 A Problem involving Light and Concept of Casuality.
Mod-01 Lec-20 Force in Relativity.
Mod-01 Lec-09 A Three Event Problem.
Mod-01 Lec-19 Example in C-Frame.
Mod-01 Lec-08 Velocity Transformation and Examples.
Mod-01 Lec-18 Doppler Effect in Light.
Mod-01 Lec-07 Examples of Length Contraction and Time Dilation.
Mod-01 Lec-17 Zero Rest Mass Particle and Photon.
Mod-01 Lec-06 Length Contraction and Time Dilation.
Mod-01 Lec-16 Relook at Collision Problems.
Mod-01 Lec-05 Lorentz Transformation.
Mod-01 Lec-15 Momentum Energy Four Vector.
Mod-01 Lec-03 Postulates of Special Theory of Relativity and Galilean Transformation.
Mod-01 Lec-02 Michelson-Morley Experiment.
Mod-01 Lec-12 Minikowski Space and Four Vectors.
Mod-01 Lec-01 Problem with Classical Physics.
Mod-01 Lec-04 Look out for a New Transformation.
Mod-01 Lec-13 Proper Time a Four Scalar.
Mod-01 Lec-14 Velocity Four Vector.

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