HPS 0410 | Einstein for Everyone | Fall 2018 |

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Test 1. Mon Sep. 17. 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 Principles," "Special Relativity: Clocks and Rods," "Special relativity: Adding Velocities," "Relativity of Simultaneity," "Is Special Relativity Paradoxical?" and the assignments 1, 2 and 3.

Test 2. Mon. Oct. 1. 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. **Tuesday** Oct 16. The material
examinable is the content of the chapters: "Skeptical Morals," "Morals
about Theory and Evidence," "Morals about Time," the chapters on
Non-Euclidean Geometry, especially as summarized in "Spaces of Constant
Curvature" and "Spaces of Variable Curvature"; and the assignments 6 and
7. The conventionality of simultaneity is
excluded from the examinable "morals" sections.

Test 4. Mon. Oct. 29. 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 "Time Travel Universes"; and the assignments 8 and 9.

Test 5. Mon. Nov. 12. The material examinable is the content of the chapters "Our Universe: What We See," "Big Bang Cosmology" and "Must There Have Been a Big Bang"; and the assignments 10 and 11.

Test 6. Wed. Dec. 5. 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 and 13.