The Special Theory of Relativity
by J D Cresser
Publisher: Macquarie University 2003
Number of pages: 44
Contents: Introduction - What is Relativity?; Frames of Reference; The Galilean Transformation; Newtonian Force and Momentum; Newtonian Relativity; Maxwell's Equations and the Ether; Einstein's Postulates; Clock Synchronization in an Inertial Frame; Lorentz Transformation; Relativistic Dynamics; Geometry of Spacetime.
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These notes introduce undergraduates to special relativity from its founding principle to its varied consequences. The text can also serve as a reference for those of us who need to use special relativity regularly but have no long-term memory.
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