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_04: Special Relativity's Implications
Wherein we chat about the postulates of Special Relativity, and three of its main implications: desynchronization of clocks, time dilation and length contraction. Here are some good resources for special relativity.
- Special Relativity
- Einstein's introductory book
- An interesting modern interpretation
- A great textbook for use in study, with many experimental results and methods