Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory

An Undergraduate Course for Bachelor Students in Summer 2020.
Monday 14:00-16:00 and Friday 12:00-14:00 in HS-P.
Please register in time at WueStudy. If the Corona crisis does not allow us to have regular lectures, this course will be give online!


Download the current preliminary version of the lecture notes


Here you find the weekly exercises for the tutorials.


After two weeks, sample solutions can be found here


Welcome to our new lecture and the accompanying tutorial on the Theory of Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory. We deal with the structure of space-time, learn to handle the covariant representation, and we will study relativistic mechanics and simple classical field theories, focussing especially on electrodynamics. As we will see, relativistic physics is extremely elegant, it is perhaps one of the most esthetic theories in physics. This lecture is primarily aimed at Bachelor students in the 6th semester, but everyone is invited to participate. All what you need is enthusiasm and a basic knowledge in the field of theoretical mechanics.


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