**UNIT 1. SPECIAL RELATIVITY**

**1. Relativity**

**- Define the fundamental concepts of reference frame, event **

** and inertial frame.**

**- Discuss what is meant by relative velocity.**

**2. Postulates of the Special Theory of Relativity**

**- Learn the relativity postulate and the speed of light**

** postulate.**

**3. Relativity of Time**

**4. Relativity of Length**

**- Understand how the principle of relativity leads to time dilation**

** and length contraction.**

**- Use the Lorentz transformations to find time, length and**

** velocity.**

**5. Relativistic Energy**

**6. Relativistic Addition of Velocities**

**- Recognize the significance of Einstein’s famous equation**

** E=mc^2**

**- Explore relativistic energy. **

**- Understand the speed of light limit.**