2018-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    
    Sep 25, 2020  
2018-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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STS-UY 3284W Relativity and Spacetime

4 Credits Credits
The first part of this course develops the physics underlying special relativity and considers such conceptual questions as: Does Special Relativity prohibit faster-than-light travel? Does it allow a traveling astronaut to age less and return home in the distant future? What is the significance of Einstein’s famous equation “E = mc2”? The second part of the course develops the physics underlying general relativity and considers conceptual issues surrounding such current applications as time machines, wormholes and “warp-drive” spacetimes. 

Prerequisite(s): Completion of EXPOS-UA 1  or EXPOS-UA 4 
Note: Satisfies a humanities and social sciences elective.

Weekly Lecture Hours: 4



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