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Physics 514: General Relativity PHYSICS 514: GENERAL RELATIVITY (Winter 2011) Handouts Syllabus Lectures Lecture 1: Notes, Recording. Note: The lecture notes are in tiff format; if you have trouble viewing them (or if only the first page shows up) try downloading the file and opening with a document viewer such as preview (on macs) or windows picture and fax viewer (on windows). Problem Sets Useful Resources Cybersociology Einstein's Most Famous Thought Experiment John D. Norton Department of History and Philosophy of Science University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA 15260 Homepage: www.pitt.edu/~jdnorton This page (with animated figures) is available at www.pitt.edu/~jdnorton/goodies Einstein recalled how, at the age of 16, he imagined chasing after a beam of light and that the thought experiment had played a memorable role in his development of special relativity. For more details, see: "Chasing the Light: Einstein's Most Famous Thought Experiment," prepared for Thought Experiments in Philosophy, Science and the Arts, eds., James Robert Brown, Mélanie Frappier and Letitia Meynell, Routledge. Sections 5-6 of "Einstein's Investigations of Galilean Covariant Electrodynamics prior to 1905," Archive for History of Exact Sciences, 59 (2004), pp. 45105. 1. How could we be anything but charmed by the delightful story Einstein tells in his Autobiographical Notes of a striking thought he had at the age of 16? The thought is simplicity itself. 2. 3. 4. 1.
Philosophy & Theory in Biology: Welcome Experimental Basis of Special Relativity Physics is an experimental science, and as such the experimental basis for any physical theory is extremely important. The relationship between theory and experiments in modern science is a multi-edged sword: It is required that the theory not be refuted by any undisputed experiment within the theory's domain of applicability. It is expected that the theory be confirmed by a number of experiments that: cover a significant fraction of the theory's domain of applicability. examine a significant fraction of the theory's predictions. At present, Special Relativity (SR) meets all of these requirements and expectations. Other than their sheer numbers, the most striking thing about these experimental tests of SR is their remarkable breadth and diversity. There are several useful surveys of the experimental basis of SR: Modern Tests of Lorentz Invariance on LivingReviews.Y.Z. Zhang's book is especially comprehensive. Textbooks with good summaries of the experimental basis of relativity are: M.
Econ Journal Watch: Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics Einstein for Everyone Einstein for Everyone Nullarbor Press 2007revisions 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Copyright 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 John D. Norton Published by Nullarbor Press, 500 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260 with offices in Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15222 All Rights Reserved John D. An advanced sequel is planned in this series:Einstein for Almost Everyone 2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3 1 ePrinted in the United States of America no trees were harmed web*bookTM This book is a continuing work in progress. January 1, 2015. Preface For over a decade I have taught an introductory, undergraduate class, "Einstein for Everyone," at the University of Pittsburgh to anyone interested enough to walk through door. With each new offering of the course, I had the chance to find out what content worked and which of my ever so clever pedagogical inventions were failures. At the same time, my lecture notes have evolved. This text owes a lot to many. i i i
Computational Culture One-Minute Astronomer - Star Gazing and Basic Astronomy Sociologica: Home Page Chakra Tones and Notes Ruby - Red - Root Chakra Ruby keeps the lower chakras open so energy can move up. It may activate kundalini (in a balanced manner). Mother Mary has infused her energy into this essence which has a profound affect on the heart, strengthening the spiritual heart. Each one of these musical notes aligns to one of the twelve major chakras on the physical body and playing the note will help open the chakra and if you hold a pendulum over the aligned chakra and listen to the notes of this scale you will notice that the chakra will spin faster and the energy body and the physical body will recieve more energy from the flow of the higher powers and it is also a great healing technique as well.