Topic 
Description 
Author 
Format 
Special Theory of Relativity: html
pdf 
The Special Relativity document by Professor Key that is the next
listing largely concentrates on the effects predicted by the theory,
such as time dilation, length contraction, etc. This document is considerably
longer than Professor Key's, and tends to concentrate more on the
worldview suggested by the theory. (157k/310k) 
David M. Harrison 
html and pdf 
Special Theory of Relativity 
A discussion of the postulates of special relativity and their consequences,
from a first year physics course that uses minimal mathematics; the
entire set of materials from the course is available by clicking here.
(119k) 
Anthony W. Key 
html 
Inertial Frames of Reference html
pdf 
A brief summary of the concept of Inertial Frames of Reference in
Newtonian and Einsteinian Physics. (25k/35k) 
David M. Harrison 
html and pdf 
MassEnergy Equivalence html pdf 
A "small" document discussing how
E = mc^{2} arises in the Special Theory of Relativity. 
David M. Harrison 
html and pdf 
MassEnergy Equivalence  technical 
This document discusses much of the same material as the previous one, but is written for physicists. (66k) 
Jason Harlow and David M. Harrison 
pdf 
General Theory of Relativity: html
pdf 
Similar to the two Special Relativity documents, there are two General
Relativity documents in the bookshelf. This one concentrates more
on the worldview demanded by the theory, while Professor Key's concentrates
more on the effects predicted by the theory. (121k/170k) 
David M. Harrison 
html and pdf 
General Theory of Relativity 
A discussion of the general theory of relativity, from a first year
physics course that uses minimal mathematics; the entire set of materials
from the course is available by clicking here. (216k) 
Anthony W. Key 
html 
Gravitational Time Dilation, a Derivation html
pdf 
A nonmathematical derivation of the fact that clocks in gravitational
fields run slow. (23k/37k) 
David M. Harrison 
html and pdf 
Big Bang Cosmology html
pdf 
A brief discussion of the Standard Hot Big Bang Model of cosmology.
(70k/90k) 
David M. Harrison 
html and pdf 
Black Holes html
pdf

Course notes from a onehour class on black holes for upperyear
liberal arts students. (78k/90k) 
David M. Harrison 
html and pdf 
The Science of Hawking 
An overview of Stephen Hawking's contributions to black hole thermodynamics
and cosmology. Originally written for a nontechnical audience, it
also includes a Primer on General Relativity and Cosmology.
(32k) 
Pekka K. Sinervo 
html 
Black Hole Thermodynamics html
pdf 
Course notes from a onehour class on black hole thermodynamics
for upperyear liberal arts students. (25k./47k) 
David M. Harrison 
html and pdf 
What is the Universe Made
Of? 
A discussion of the role of elementary particle physics in the study
of cosmology. This are slides of a talk given to University of Toronto
summer research undergraduate students in 1999. (2.5M) 
Robert S. Orr 
pdf 