From Newton to Einstein

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    From Newton to Einstein

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Astronomy, Physics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: None
    Prerequisite: None
    This module reviews the developments in man's understanding of the laws of space, time and motion, from the seventeenth century to the present day. Topics in Classical Mechanics include kinematics and dynamics; rotational motion; dynamics of a rigid body and the gyroscope; gravity and planetary orbits. In Relativistic Mechanics you will study Special Relativity; the Lorentz transformation; length contraction and time dilation; the clock paradox; relativistic kinematics and dynamics; General Relativity; tests and consequences of General Relativity; Black Holes and galactic lenses.
    Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 80.0% Examination
    Semester 1 Associate Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
    Level: 4

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