HPS 0410 | Einstein for Everyone | Spring 2010 |

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This is the term's OLD schedule what has been modified as a result of the cancellation of classes on February 8-10 due to snowstorms. The new schedule is here.

Test 1. Wednesday January 27. The test will be in the first 15 minutes of class and will consist of 3-4 questions requiring answers of a few sentences each. The material examinable is the content of the chapters "Special relativity: the basics," "Special relativity: adding velocities," "Relativity of simultaneity," "Is special relativity paradoxical?" and the assignments 1-3.

Test 2. Wednesday February 10. The material examinable is the
content of the chapters "E=mc^{2}", "Origins of Special Relativity,"
"Einstein's Pathway to Special Relativity," the three "Spacetime" chapters and
the assignments 4 and 5.

Test 3. Wednesday February 24. The material examinable is the content of the chapters "Philosophical Significance of Relativity" and "Non-Euclidean Geometry" and the assignments 6 and 7.

Test 4. Wednesday March 17. The material examinable is the content of the chapters "Spaces of Variable Curvature" and "General Relativity" and the assignments 8 and 9.

Test 5. Wednesday March 31. The material examinable is the content of the chapters "Relativistic Cosmology" and "Big Bang Cosmology" and the assignments 10 and 11.

Test 6. Wednesday April 21. The material examinable is the content of the chapters "Black Holes," "A Better Picture of Black Holes" and "Origins of Quantum Theory" and the assignments 12 and 13.