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Prerequisites  None  
Course Language  English  
Course Type  Elective  
Course Level  First Cycle  
Mode of Delivery  Online  
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course  Discussion Problem Solving Lecture / Presentation  
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Course Objectives  The objective of this course is to introduce students to the physical and mathematical structure of the theory of special relativity, which is considered as one of the most fundamental and central theories in physics. 
Learning Outcomes  The students who succeeded in this course;

Course Description  The discussions in this course will involve the topics of MichelsonMorley experiment, Einstein’s fundamental axioms, speed of light, Lorentz transformations, absolute time, time dilation, length contraction, relativistic optics, drag and Doppler effects, fourvector notation, fourvelocity, four acceleration, fourmomentum and massenergy equivalence, de Broglie waves and photons, relativistic dynamics, Maxwell’s equations in fourvector notation, and field transformations. 
 Core Courses  
Major Area Courses  X  
Supportive Courses  
Media and Managment Skills Courses  
Transferable Skill Courses 
Week  Subjects  Required Materials 
1  Fundamentals of special relativity and MichelsonMorley experiment  Wolfgang Rindler, Introduction to Special Relativity, 2nd edn. (Clarendon, 1991). Chapter 1.12. ISBN: 9780198539520 
2  Inertial frames and Einstein’s two axioms  Wolfgang Rindler, Introduction to Special Relativity, 2nd edn. (Clarendon, 1991). Chapter 1.4. ISBN: 9780198539520 
3  Speed of light and Lorentz transformations  Wolfgang Rindler, Introduction to Special Relativity, 2nd edn. (Clarendon, 1991). Chapter 1.56. ISBN: 9780198539520 
4  Absolute time, time dilation, length contraction  Wolfgang Rindler, Introduction to Special Relativity, 2nd edn. (Clarendon, 1991). Chapter 2. ISBN: 9780198539520 
5  Relativistic optics, drag and Doppler effects  Wolfgang Rindler, Introduction to Special Relativity, 2nd edn. (Clarendon, 1991). Chapter 3. ISBN: 9780198539520 
6  Spacetime and fourvectors  Wolfgang Rindler, Introduction to Special Relativity, 2nd edn. (Clarendon, 1991). Chapter 4.1921. ISBN: 9780198539520 
7  Fourvectors: fourvelocity and fouracceleration  Wolfgang Rindler, Introduction to Special Relativity, 2nd edn. (Clarendon, 1991). Chapter 4.2223. ISBN: 9780198539520 
8  Fourmomentum and massenergy equivalence  Wolfgang Rindler, Introduction to Special Relativity, 2nd edn. (Clarendon, 1991). Chapter 5.2528. ISBN: 9780198539520 
9  Midterm/Project 1  
10  Fourforce and relativistic dynamics  Wolfgang Rindler, Introduction to Special Relativity, 2nd edn. (Clarendon, 1991). Chapter 5.2935. ISBN: 9780198539520 
11  Maxwell’s equations in fourvector notation  Wolfgang Rindler, Introduction to Special Relativity, 2nd edn. (Clarendon, 1991). Chapter 6.3728. ISBN: 9780198539520 
12  Project 2  
13  Transformations of electric and magnetic fields  Wolfgang Rindler, Introduction to Special Relativity, 2nd edn. (Clarendon, 1991). Chapter 7.3943. ISBN: 9780198539520 
14  Project 3  
15  Semester review  
16  Final Exam 
Course Notes/Textbooks  Wolfgang Rindler, Introduction to Special Relativity, 2nd edn. (Clarendon, 1991). ISBN: 9780198539520 
Suggested Readings/Materials 
Semester Activities  Number  Weigthing 
Participation  
Laboratory / Application  
Field Work  
Quizzes / Studio Critiques  
Portfolio  
Homework / Assignments  
Presentation / Jury  
Project  3  40 
Seminar / Workshop  
Oral Exam  
Midterm  1  20 
Final Exam  1  40 
Total 
Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade  4  60 
Weighting of EndofSemester Activities on the Final Grade  1  40 
Total 
Semester Activities  Number  Duration (Hours)  Workload 

Course Hours (Including exam week: 16 x total hours)  16  2  32 
Laboratory / Application Hours (Including exam week: 16 x total hours)  16  2  
Study Hours Out of Class  14  3  42 
Field Work  
Quizzes / Studio Critiques  
Portfolio  
Homework / Assignments  
Presentation / Jury  
Project  3  6  
Seminar / Workshop  
Oral Exam  
Midterms  1  12  
Final Exams  1  14  
Total  150 
#  Program Competencies/Outcomes  * Contribution Level  
1  2  3  4  5  
1  To be able master and use fundamental phenomenological and applied physical laws and applications,  X  
2  To be able to identify the problems, analyze them and produce solutions based on scientific method,  X  
3  To be able to collect necessary knowledge, able to model and selfimprove in almost any area where physics is applicable and able to criticize and reestablish his/her developed models and solutions,  X  
4  To be able to communicate his/her theoretical and technical knowledge both in detail to the experts and in a simple and understandable manner to the nonexperts comfortably,  
5  To be familiar with software used in area of physics extensively and able to actively use at least one of the advanced level programs in European Computer Usage License,  
6  To be able to develop and apply projects in accordance with sensitivities of society and behave according to societies, scientific and ethical values in every stage of the project that he/she is part in,  
7  To be able to evaluate every all stages effectively bestowed with universal knowledge and consciousness and has the necessary consciousness in the subject of quality governance,  
8  To be able to master abstract ideas, to be able to connect with concreate events and carry out solutions, devising experiments and collecting data, to be able to analyze and comment the results,  
9  To be able to refresh his/her gained knowledge and capabilities lifelong, have the consciousness to learn in his/her whole life,  X  
10  To be able to conduct a study both solo and in a group, to be effective actively in every all stages of independent study, join in decision making stage, able to plan and conduct using time effectively.  
11  To be able to collect data in the areas of Physics and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).  
12  To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently  
13  To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise. 
*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest