Inertial Frames, Universality of Newton’s second law in all inertial frames, Classical Relativity, Does universal rest (ether) exists – Michelson Morley Experiment – Postulates of Special Theory of Relativity, Concept of transformation, Galilean Transformation, Simultaneity of two events in different inertial frames of reference and its frame dependence – Lorentz Transformation – Length Contraction and Time dilation with examples – Velocity Transformation, Relative velocity with examples, Time like and Space Like intervals, Causality – Need to redefine Momentum, Vector and Four-Vectors – Proper time interval, Velocity and Momentum-Energy Four Vector – Mass-Energy Relationship, Relationship between new energy and momentum – Relativistic Dynamics – Mass-Energy Relationships, zero mass particles – Geometry of Space-time, space-like and time-like interval, Light cone – Four Dimensional form of Maxwell’s equations – Four dimensional Vector Potential – Stress- Energy Momentum Tensor and Conservation Laws – Lagrangian formulation of Electrodynamics – Relativistic treatment of Radiation

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This course is delivered by IIT Bombay , as part of NPTEL Free Courses sponsored by Govt of India.

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