# Special Relativity

### NB: This unit is no longer offered.

Special relativity is a physical theory which revolutionised our understanding
of space and time by unifying the two into a single four-dimensional entity
and banishing concepts of simultaneity and action at a distance.
It is the basis of theories of both the small scales of elementary
particles (quantum field theory), and of the large scales of strong
gravitational fields (
general relativity)
and the the Universe as a
whole (cosmology).

Concise lecture notes (from when I taught the unit) in
ps and pdf format.

Problem sheets with solutions (sorry: sheet one solution missing,
no figures)
One ps pdf,
Two ps pdf, Three
ps pdf, Four
ps pdf,
Five ps pdf

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Dr Carl Dettmann /
carl.dettmann@bristol.ac.uk
/ Last edited June 7, 2004