Special Relativity

There is a lot of material on relativity on the Web, not all of it reliable! Here are my favourite links:

Relativity FAQ
(from the usenet newsgroup sci.physics.relativity)

Mathematical History of Special Relativity
(on the St Andrews maths archive)

(from the AIP history project)

Dave's Relativity Page
(introduction - Dave Slaven, Morningside College)

The Light Cone
(java animations - Rob Salgado, Syracuse University)

Special Relativity
(movies and more - Andrew Hamilton, Colorado University)

You can download the lecture notes for my course (2nd Year Physics):


Lecture 1
Lecture 2
Lecture 3
Lecture 4
Lecture 5
Lecture 6
Lecture 7
Lecture 8

Problem Set 1
Problem Set 2

Feel free to email me if you have a specific question concerning my lectures
(but do attempt the problems yourself!)

Back to: Theoretical Physics / Oxford Physics / my homepage
Last updated: 5 Feb 2001