General Relativity, Gravity, and Cosmology
Class notes by Steve Bryson
Useful World Wide Web Sites:
On General Relativity:
jean-luc.aei-potsdam.mpg.de/Exhibits/A link to severalintroductions to general relativity with an emphasis oncomputer-based simulation. Look especially at the "spacetimewrinkles" exhibit.
On Special Relativity:
www.astro.ucla.edu/~wright/relatvty.htmA nice introduction to spacetime diagrams, with a few words aboutcurved space.
www.fourmilab.ch/cship/cship.htmlA wonderful site with lots of graphics showing what it's like tofly close to the speed of light.
physics.syr.edu/courses/modules/LIGHTCONE/A wonderful web site explaining relativity from a light-conepoint of view. Very visual with lots of animations.
www.aip.org/history/einstein/A history page on Einstein from the American Institute ofPhysics, including a recording of Einstein explaining E=mc2!
www.westegg.com/einstein/Lots and lots of Einstein links
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