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Motion and Relativity

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 4
Module lead
Stephen King

Module overview

The first part of the module focuses on Newton’s laws of motion, potentials, conservation of energy, momentum and angular momentum, projectiles, circular motion, gravity and simple harmonic motion including damping.

The second part of the module is an introduction to Special Relativity,

including time dilation, length contraction, Lorentz transformations, relativistic kinematics and the relation between mass and energy.

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