HPS 0410 |
Einstein for Everyone |
Spring 2007 |

These are the documents created for an earlier offering of the course HPS
0410 Einstein for Everyone. As a result some links below and in the documents
linked to will not work. For the latest version of the course, click here.

Course Description

Schedule

Term paper

## Lectures

Introduction: the questions

Special relativity: the
basics

Problem of Reciprocity

E=mc^{2}

Origins of Special Relativity

Spacetime

What is a four dimensional
space like?

Philosophical Significance of
the Special Theory of Relativity.

Non-Euclidean Geometry

Euclid's Postulates and Some
Non-Euclidean Alternatives

General Relativity

Relativistic
Cosmology

Black Holes

Atoms and the Quantum

## Assignments

1. Principle of Relativity

2. Relativity of
Simultaneity

3. Problem of
Reciprocity

4. Origins of Special
Relativity

5. Spacetime (new version February 1)

6. Spacetime/ Four
Dimensional Spaces

7. Philosophical
Significance of the Special Theory of Relativity

8. Non_Euclidean
Geometry

9. Curvature and General
Relativity

10. General
Relativity

11. Relativistic Cosmology
I

12. Relativistic Cosmology
II

13. Black Holes

14. Atoms and the
Quantum

Last update: February 26, 2007.