This Stanford Continuing Studies course is titled the third of a three-quarter sequence of classes exploring the "quantum entanglements" in modern theoretical physics. However, these lectures deal with Relativity. The Lectures in this series begin with Special Relativity. Professor Susskind works out the details of space, time, space-time, energy, momentum and force. The details and symmetries of Lorentz transformations and what it means to be synchronous. The lectures first deal with how things move in space-time (kinematics) and then with why things move (dynamics of special relativity). Proffessor Susskind then moves on to General Relativity with an emphasis on what happens to particles when they are in a given gravitational field, and what happens to them within curvature of space-time.

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While these courses
build upon one another, each course also stands on its own, and both
individually and collectively they let students attain the "theoretical minimum"
for thinking intelligently about modern physics.
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Leonard Susskind, Felix Bloch Professor of Physics

Leonard Susskind received a PhD from Cornell University and has taught at Stanford since 1979. He has won both the Pregel Award from the New York Academy of Science and the J.J. Sakurai Prize in theoretical particle physics. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.