HPS 0410 | Einstein for Everyone | Spring 2012 |

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Test 1. Wednesday January 25. 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, 2 and 3.

Test 2. Wednesday February 8. 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 22. The material examinable is the content of the chapters: "Philosophical Significance of Relativity," "Euclidean Geometry: The First Great Science" and "Non-Euclidean Geometry: A Sample Construction"; and the assignments 6 and 7.

Test 4. Wednesday March 14. The material examinable is the content of the chapters"Spaces of Constant Curvature," "Spaces of Variable Curvature,""General Relativity," "Gravity Near a Massive Body," "Einstein's Pathway to General Relativity" and the assignments 8 and 9.

Test 5. Wednesday March 28. 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 18. The material examinable is the content of the chapters "Black Holes," "A Better Picture of Black Holes,""Origins of Quantum Theory," "Quantum Theory of Waves and Particles," "The Measurement Problem" and the assignments 12, 13 and 14.