e-books in Special Theory of Relativity category
by Nadia L. Zakamska - arXiv , 2015
The main purpose of these notes is to introduce 4-vectors and the matrix notation and to demonstrate their use in solving problems in Special Relativity. The pre-requisites are calculus-based Classical Mechanics and Electricity and Magnetism.
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by Robert Katz - D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc. , 1964
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.
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by Tevian Dray - Oregon State University , 2012
This text is intended either as a supplement to a traditional physics course which includes special relativity, or as a textbook for a course in geometry or relativity. It emphasizes the fact that special relativity is just hyperbolic trigonometry.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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- 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.
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