PHY190 Lecture #1
October 22, 2007
(a) Textbook website
(b) Tutorial Schedule
(d) Lecture Notes
(e) STORM grades
(f) Contacting me by email permission to post, replies on BulletinBoard
2. What is Special Relativity
PHY190 Lecture #11
November 14, 2007
R6.5 Reading Two Observer Diagrams
For event Q read off (tQ ; xQ ) in the usual way.
Read off tQ by projecting parallel to the x axis.
Read off xQ by projecting parallel to the t axis.
Ticks on t axis are further a
PHY190 Lecture #15
November 23, 2007
R9.4 Properties of Four Momentum
On a spacetime diagram
is tangent to the worldline as an object moves
time coordinate is treated on equal footing with the three space coordinates
By dening four-velocity in ter
PHY190 Special Relativity Midterm Exam
Thursday November 15, 2007
Duration - 50 minutes
(Solutions: November 14) (Additional notes: November 16)
1. Draw a spacetime diagram that shows the following worldlines. Label which is which!
(a) A particle travelin