William Paterson University
Jason Kendall is adjunct instructor of Astronomy at William Paterson University.
Jason is teaching one section of General Astronomy in the Fall of 2019:
Online Introductory Astronomy ClassCRN: 44146, PHYS 1700-81, Online lectures and laboratory activities.
Module 14: The Rise of RelativityVideos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
Supplement the videos with reading from "OpenStax Astronomy"
Astronomy Lesson 14_03: The Great Relativistic Conundrum
Once upon a time, there was classical physics. It had Galilean Relativity, Newtonian Mechanics and Maxwell's Laws of Electromagnetism. But, these three things, while wildly successful, did not fit together at all. Let's see why.
- Newton's Rotating Bucket
- Galilean Relativity
- Absolute Space and Time
- Newton's Laws of Motion
- Maxwell's Equations
- Luminiferous Aether
- Michelson–Morley experiment