Relativity For Physics Students
by G. B. Jeffery
Publisher: Methuen & Company 1924
Number of pages: 166
Contents: The origins of the theory; Michelson-Morley experiment and the Lorentz transformation; Laws of motion and electro-magnetism; Restricted principle of relativity and some consequences; Equivalence hypothesis; Four-dimensional continuum; General theory.
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