Fundamentals of Physics: Introduction to Relativity

Introduction to Relativity

This is the first of a series of lectures on relativity. The lecture begins with a historical overview and goes into problems that aim to describe a single event as seen by two independent observers. Maxwell's theory, as well as the Galilean and Lorentz transformations are also discussed.


00:00 - Chapter 1. The Meaning of Relativity
18:10 - Chapter 2. The Galilean Transformation and its Consequences
31:35 - Chapter 3. The Medium of Light
43:22 - Chapter 4. The Two Postulates of Relativity
46:48 - Chapter 5. Length Contraction and Time Dilation
55:34 - Chapter 6. Deriving the Lorentz Transformation