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Special relativity (Physics)

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  • The Geometry of Special Relativityby Tevian Dray

    CRC Press 2012; US$ 43.95

    The Geometry of Special Relativity provides an introduction to special relativity that encourages readers to see beyond the formulas to the deeper geometric structure. The text treats the geometry of hyperbolas as the key to understanding special relativity. This approach replaces the ubiquitous ? symbol of most standard treatments with the appropriate... more...

  • The Geometry of Special Relativity - a Concise Courseby Norbert Dragon

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 49.95

    In this concise primer it is shown that, with simple diagrams, the phenomena of time dilatation, length contraction and Lorentz transformations can be deduced from the fact that in a vacuum one cannot distinguish physically straight and uniform motion from rest, and that the speed of light does not depend on the speed of either the source or the observer.... more...

  • Grundkurs Theoretische Physik 4by Wolfgang Nolting

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 39.95

    Der beliebte Grundkurs Theoretische Physik deckt in sieben Bänden alle für das Diplom und Bachelor/Master-Studiengänge maßgeblichen Gebiete ab. Jeder Band vermittelt gut durchdacht das im jeweiligen Semester nötige theoretische-physikalische Rüstzeug. Zahlreiche Übungsaufgaben mit ausführlichen Lösungen dienen der Vertiefung des Stoffes. Die vorliegende... more...

  • It's About Timeby N. David Mermin

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    In It's About Time , N. David Mermin asserts that relativity ought to be an important part of everyone's education--after all, it is largely about time, a subject with which all are familiar. The book reveals that some of our most intuitive notions about time are shockingly wrong, and that the real nature of time discovered by Einstein can be rigorously... more...

  • Physical Relativityby Harvey R. Brown

    Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 46.99

    Physical Relativity explores the nature of the distinction at the heart of Einstein's 1905 formulation of his special theory of relativity: that between kinematics and dynamics. Einstein himself became increasingly uncomfortable with this distinction, and with the limitations of what he called the 'principle theory' approach inspired by... more...

  • Special Relativityby Patricia M. Schwarz; John H. Schwarz

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 84.00

    Thorough and pedagogical introduction to special relativity and related topics, with companion CD-ROM. more...

  • The Special Theory of Relativityby David Bohm

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 35.95

    Based on his famous final year undergraduate lectures on theoretical physics at Birkbeck College, Bohm presents the theory of relativity as a unified whole, making clear the reasons which led to its adoption and explaining its basic meaning. With clarity and grace, he also reveals the limited truth of some of the "common sense" assumptions which make... more...

  • The Special Theory of Relativityby David Bohm

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 18.95

    In these inspiring lectures David Bohm explores Albert Einstein?s celebrated Theory of Relativity that transformed forever the way we think about time and space. Yet for Bohm the implications of the theory were far more revolutionary both in scope and impact even than this. Stepping back from dense theoretical and scientific detail in this eye-opening... more...

  • The Special Theory of Relativity bound with Relativity: A Very Elementary Expositionby Herbert Dingle; Sir Oliver Lodge

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    The Special Theory of Relativity: Based on a short course of lectures delivered in the late 1930s, this short book presents the theory of Special Relativity by formulating a redefinition of the measurement of length, and thus will appeal to students of physics who wish to think through Einstein?s thought without the encumbrance of quasi-scientific... more...

  • Deformed Spacetimeby Fabio Cardone; Roberto Mignani

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 249.00

    This volume provides a detailed discussion of the mathematical aspects and physical applications of a new geometrical structure of space-time, based on a generalization ("deformation") of the usual Minkowski space, as supposed to be endowed with a metric whose coefficients depend on the energy. This new five-dimensional scheme (Deformed Relativity... more...