Physics 12 – Special Relativity

Notes Special Relativity Notes
Giancoli (3rd ed.) §26.1-26.11, 26.13
Giancoli (5th ed.) §26.1-26.12
Unit Test Mon. May 25, 2020 / Tue. May 26, 2020

Date Details Additional Resources
1 01/04 May
(Fri/Mon)
  • Notes: Basic Concepts, Postulates of Special Relativity
  • Giancoli (3rd ed.): §6.1-26.3
  • Giancoli (5th ed.): §26.1-26.3
2 05/06 May
(Tue/Wed)
  • Notes: Simultaneity, Time Dilation
  • Playland forms and fees due
  • Giancoli (3rd ed.): §26.4-26.5
  • Giancoli (5th ed.): §26.4-26.5
3 07/08 May
(Thu/Fri)
  • Notes: Length Contraction, Mass Increase
  • Clicker Questions: Relativity
  • Giancoli (3rd ed.): §26.6-26.8
  • Giancoli (5th ed.): §26.6-26.8
4 11/12 May
(Mon/Tue)
  • Notes: Cosmic Speed Limit, Mass-Energy Equivalence
  • Giancoli (3rd ed.): §26.8-26.10
  • Giancoli (5th ed.): §26.8-26.10
5 13/14 May
(Wed/Thu)
  • Notes: Relativistic Addition of Velocities
  • Clicker Questions: Relativity
  • Giancoli (3rd ed.): §26.11, 26.13
  • Giancoli (5th ed.): §26.11-26.12
6 19/20 May
(Tue/Wed)
  • In-Class Questions
TBD
7 25/26 May
(Mon/Tue)
  • Test: Special Relativity