HPS 0410 | Einstein for Everyone | Spring 2015 |

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Test 1. Wednesday January 28. 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?" "E=mc^{2}" and the assignments
1,2 and 3.

Test 2. Wednesday February 11. The material examinable is the content of the chapters "Origins of Special Relativity," "Einstein's Pathway to Special Relativity," the three "Spacetime" chapters and the assignments 4 and 5.

Test 3. Wednesday February 25. The material examinable is the content of the chapters: "Philosophical Significance of Relativity," the non-Euclidean geometry chapters; the two chapters on curvature; and the assignments 6 and 7.

Test 4. Wednesday March 18. The material examinable is the content of the chapters "General Relativity," "Gravity Near a Massive Body," "Einstein's Pathway to General Relativity," "Relativistic Cosmology" and the assignments 8 and 9.

Test 5. Wednesday April 1. The material examinable is the content of the chapters "Our Universe: What We See, " "Big Bang Cosmology," "Must There Have Been a Big Bang?" "Black Holes," "A Better Picture of Black Holes" and the assignments 10 and 11.

Test 6. Wednesday April 15. The material examinable is the content of the chapters "Origins of Quantum Theory," "Quantum Theory of Waves and Particles," "The Measurement Problem" and the assignments 12 and 13.