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Published on Apr 26, 2012
(April 9, 2012) In the first lecture of the series Leonard Susskind discusses the concepts that will be covered throughout the course.
In 1905, while only twenty-six years old, Albert Einstein published "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies" and effectively extended classical laws of relativity to all laws of physics, even electrodynamics. In this course, Professor Susskind takes a close look at the special theory of relativity and also at classical field theory. Concepts addressed here includes space-time and four-dimensional space-time, electromagnetic fields and their application to Maxwell's equations.
Originally presented in the Stanford Continuing Studies Program.