**The Geometry of Special Relativity**

by Tevian Dray

**Publisher**: Oregon State University 2012**ISBN/ASIN**: 1466510471**Number of pages**: 146

**Description**:

This manuscript is intended either as a supplement to a traditional physics course which includes special relativity, or as a textbook for a mathematics topics course in geometry or relativity. The manuscript emphasizes the fact that special relativity is just hyperbolic trigonometry, and includes material on hyperbolic triangle trig, a fascinating and easily accessible mathematics topic in its own right, even without its usefulness in solving problems in relativity.

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