The Theory of the Relativity of Motion
by Richard Chace Tolman
Publisher: University of California Press 1917
Number of pages: 275
Classic introduction to Einstein's theory, written by a prominent physicist, provides the two main postulates upon which the theory rests and their experimental evidence. The relation between relativity theory and the principle of least action is discussed, as is a four-dimensional method of expressing and treating the results of relativity theory.
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by A. A. Logunov - arXiv
The book presents ideas by Poincare and Minkowski according to which the essence and the main content of the relativity theory are the following: the space and time form a unique four-dimensional continuum supplied by the pseudo-Euclidean geometry.
by Z. K. Silagadze - arXiv
The author argues in favor of logical instead of historical trend in teaching of relativity and that special relativity is neither paradoxical nor correct, but the most natural description of the real space-time valid for all practical purposes.
This text presents special relativity from first principles and logically arrives at the conclusions using simple diagrams and some thought experiments. It is possible to understand the first part of the book using only high school algebra.
by Robert Katz - D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.
It is the purpose of this book to provide an introduction to the Special Theory of Relativity which is accessible to any student who has had an introduction to general physics and some slight acquaintance with the calculus.