MATH3463Special Relativity (A)3 ch (3C)

The course provides an introduction to the physical principles (Lorentz invariance, constancy of the speed of light, equivalence of mass and energy) and the mathematical underpinnings (Minkowski spacetime, tensors) of the theory of special relativity. This course is cross listed PHYS 3912. Credit cannot be obtained for both MATH 3463 and PHYS 3912.

Prerequisites: MATH 2003, PHYS 1062 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.

Co-requisite: MATH 2013, PHYS 2311.