Einstein and Relativity

Oberlin College Physics 51

Fall 2013

This World Wide Web page written by Dan Styer, Oberlin College Department of Physics and Astronomy;
http://www.oberlin.edu/physics/dstyer/Einstein/;
last updated 2 October 2013.

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Teacher: Dan Styer

Course syllabus

Handouts

Summary sheet (PDF)

What's up with those reported faster-than-light neutrinos?

How can a ladybug flying in a moving car fly slower than common sense predicts?

The Theory of Interstellar Trade (PDF). A twelve-page paper, packed with physics and economics in-jokes, written by now-distinguished economist Paul Krugman back in July 1978, when he was a struggling young assistant professor. Addresses the question "How should interest charges on goods in transit be computed when the goods travel at close to the speed of light?"

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