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Capitol Technology University Course Catalog

    May 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Course Catalog 
2023-2024 Course Catalog

PH 400 - Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

Class Hour(s) 3
Laboratory Hour(s) 0
3 Semester Credit Hour(s)

Introduction to Einstein’s Special and General Theory of Relativity. Topics covered: the physics of Lorentz contraction, time dilation, the “twin paradox” and energy, momentum in Special Relativity; mass in Relativity, Schwarzschild metric, Black Holes and Cosmology, behavior of light and applications to Global Positioning Systems.

Prerequisite(s): PH 263, MA 340