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Getting the Measure of Einstein's Space and Time
by Len Zane - University of Nevada, Las Vegas , 2014
The space and time introduced by Albert Einstein is explained by examining a series of simple thought or 'gedanken' experiments. The development makes extensive use of spacetime diagrams to help readers appreciate the full extent of these changes.
by Antonio Leon - Bubok Publishing S.L. , 2013
The special theory of relativity is a theory on the spacetime continuum, though space and time might not be continuous but discontinuous. This work introduces a reinterpretation of the special theory of relativity from the digital point of view.
Test Problems in Mechanics and Special Relativity
by Z.K. Silagadze - arXiv , 2010
These test problems were used by the author as weekly control works for the first year physics students at Novosibirsk State University in 2005. Solutions of the problems are also given. Written in Russian and English language.
by David W. Hogg - Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics , 1997
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.
From aether theory to Special Relativity
by Rafael Ferraro - arXiv , 2013
At the end of the 19th century light was regarded as an electromagnetic wave propagating in a material medium called ether. The speed c appearing in Maxwell's wave equations was the speed of light with respect to the ether...
The Special Theory of Relativity
by J D Cresser - Macquarie University , 2003
Contents: Frames of Reference; The Galilean Transformation; Newtonian Force and Momentum; Maxwell's Equations and the Ether; Einstein's Postulates; Clock Synchronization in an Inertial Frame; Lorentz Transformation; Relativistic Dynamics; etc.
An Intermediate-Level Introduction to Special Relativity
by Boaz Porat - Technion - Israel Institute of Technology , 2010
This is an introductory exposition of special relativity, no prior knowledge of relativity is assumed. On the other hand, some mathematical maturity and university-level education in several fields of classical physics is assumed.
Dynamics and Relativity
by David Tong - University of Cambridge , 2012
This is an introductory course on Newtonian mechanics and special relativity given to first year undergraduates. Topics: Forces; Dimensional Analysis; Systems of Particles; Central Forces; Rigid Bodies; Non-Inertial Frames; Special Relativity.
Lecture Notes on Special Relativity
by J D Cresser - Macquarie University , 2005
Special relativity lecture notes. From the table of contents: Introduction: What is Relativity?; Frames of Reference; Newtonian Relativity; Einsteinian Relativity;Geometry of Flat Spacetime; Electrodynamics in Special Relativity.
by Arthur W. Conway - G. Bell & sons , 1915
The chapters which follow are lectures delivered before the Edinburgh Mathematical Colloquium on the subject of Relativity. The subject is treated in the historical order, the author brought it down to the stage in which it was left by Minkowski.
The Theory of the Relativity of Motion
by Richard Chace Tolman - University of California Press , 1917
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 and the principle of least action is discussed.
Begin the Adventure: How to Break the Light Barrier by A.D. 2070
by H. B. Tilton, F. Smarandache - Pima Community College Press , 2010
The premise of this book is that the effects of the special theory of relativity are a kinematical perspective rather than being real; but 'reality' is a slippery concept, and it is expected that the reader will keep that in mind.
Relativity Without Tears
by Z. K. Silagadze - arXiv , 2007
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.
Henri Poincare and Relativity Theory
by A. A. Logunov - arXiv , 2005
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.
Mechanics and Special Relativity
by Howard Georgi - Harvard College , 2005
For students with good preparation in physics and mathematics at the level of the advanced placement curriculum. Topics include an introduction to Lagrangian mechanics, Noether's theorem, special relativity, collisions and scattering, etc.
Special Relativity and Geometry
by C. E. Harle, R. Bianconi , 1999
This is a book on the foundations of Special Relativity from a synthetic viewpoint. The book has a strong visual appeal, modeling with affine geometry. As a subproduct we develop several programs to visualize relativistic motions.
- Wikibooks , 2008
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.