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## Projects of Special relativity: PHYS481 (Fall 2007)

** 1. Departures from Newtonian Dynamics ** (Zeynep Gunsu+Ozlem Koylu)

Presentation: ** 17 October ** (During the lecture hour)

Ref: A. P. French, Special Relativity, Chapter 1, pages 2-29.

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** 2. Perplexities in the propogation of light **
(Baris Cakmak+ Betul Pamuk)

Presentation: ** 24 October ** (During the lecture hour)

Ref: Ref: A. P. French, Special Relativity, Chapter 2, pages 38-58.

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** 3. Relativity and measurements of lengths and time intervals:
Causality **
(Seyda Ipek+Aykut Teker)

Presentation: ** 31 October ** (During the lecture hour)

Ref: Ref: A. P. French, Special Relativity, Chapter 4 pages 90-120

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** 4. Paradoxes in Relativity ** (Can Riz Afacan+ Yildiray Komur)

Presentation: ** 8 November ** (During the lecture hour)

a) In the lenght contraction: Ref. "Rindler, AJP, vol. 29, 365-366 (1961)"

"Shaw, AJP, vol. 30, 72 (1962)", Taylor and Wheeler, 116-121

b) Twin Paradox

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** 5. Minkowski Geometry **

Ref: Gregory L. Naber, The Geometry of Minkowski Spacetime, Springer-Verlag,

1992 (Applied Mathematical Sciences 92) Chapter 1, pages 7-87.

** 6. Lorentz and Poincare Groups (Transformations) **

## Rules

Each group will write a common report (Using LateX).
Each member of the group element

will present the half of the projects. The first presentation will start on
17 th of October.
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