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Published on Sep 22, 2008
For more information about Professor Shankar's book based on the lectures from this course, Fundamentals of Physics: Mechanics, Relativity, and Thermodynamics, visit http://bit.ly/1jFIqNu.
Fundamentals of Physics (PHYS 200)
This lecture offers detailed analysis of the Lorentz transformations which relate the coordinates of an event in two frames in relative motion. It is shown how length, time and simultaneity are relative.
00:00 - Chapter 1. Describing an Event with Two Observers 33:58 - Chapter 2. The Relativity of Simultaneity 41:57 - Chapter 3. Time Dilation 53:41 - Chapter 4. The Twin Paradox 01:00:02 - Chapter 5. Length Contraction
Complete course materials are available at the Yale Online website: online.yale.edu