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Special Theory of Relativity

NPTEL and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay via YouTube


COURSE OUTLINE: This is a half a semester (20 Lecture) course on Special Theory of Relativity, which revolutionized our concept of physics in the last century by unifying concept 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-01 Problem with Classical Physics.
Mod-01 Lec-02 Michelson-Morley Experiment.
Mod-01 Lec-03 Characterization of Fuels: Concepts.
Mod-01 Lec-04 Look out for a New Transformation.
Mod-01 Lec-05 Lorentz Transformation.
Mod-01 Lec-06 Length Contraction and Time Dilation.
Mod-01 Lec-07 Examples of Length Contraction and Time Dilation.
Mod-01 Lec-08 Velocity Transformation and Examples.
Mod-01 Lec-09 A Three Event Problem.
Mod-01 Lec-10 A Problem involving Light and Concept of Casuality.
Mod-01 Lec-11 Problems involving Casuality and Need to Redefine Momentum.
Mod-01 Lec-12 Principles of Combustion: Flame Temperature.
Mod-01 Lec-13 Proper Time a Four Scalar.
Mod-01 Lec-14 Velocity Four Vector.
Mod-01 Lec-15 Momentum Energy Four Vector.
Mod-01 Lec-16 Relook at Collision Problems.
Mod-01 Lec-17 Heat Utilization in furnaces, energy flow diagrams.
Mod-01 Lec-18 Doppler Effect in Light.
Mod-01 Lec-19 Example in C-Frame.
Mod-01 Lec-20 Force in Relativity.
Mod-01 Lec-21 Force Four-Vector.
Mod-01 Lec-22 Electric & Magnetic Field Transformation.
Mod-01 Lec-23 Macroscopic Energy Balance:Applications to Design Head Meters, Stack and Blowers.
Mod-01 Lec-24 Current Density Four Vector and Maxwell Equation.

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