Undergraduate Course • Summer 2017


This course is primarily designed as an introductory survey course for undergraduate students-- not necessarily physics or astronomy majors-- with some background in classical mechanics and electromagnetism, to a pillar of modern physics: relativity. Popular science will be used to motivate and reinforce quantitative concepts by means of often vivid and engaging illustrations, often with a hint of social commentary. Some understanding of undergraduate-level concepts in classical mechanics, electromagnetism, differential equations and linear algebra is assumed.

To Register: http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2017-summer-astron-9-001-lec-003