# The Special Theory of Relativity

## Foundations, Theory, Verification, Applications

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### About the author

Costas Christodoulides

Professor Emeritus

Department of Physics

School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences

National Technical University of Athens, Greece

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This book offers a comprehensive, university-level introduction to Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity. In addition to the purely theoretical aspect, emphasis is also given to its historical development as well as to the experiments that preceded the theory and those performed in order to test its validity.

The main body of the book consists of chapters on Relativistic Kinematics and Dynamics and their applications, Optics and Electromagnetism. These could be covered in a one-semester course. A more advanced course might include the subjects examined in the other chapters of the book and its appendices.

As a textbook, it has some unique characteristics: It provides detailed proofs of the theorems, offers abundant figures and discusses numerous examples. It also includes a number of problems for readers to solve, the complete solutions of which are given at the end of the book.

It is primarily intended for use by university students of physics, mathematics and engineering. However, as the mathematics needed is of an upper-intermediate level, the book will also appeal to a more general readership.

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Springer International Publishing; February 2016

489 pages; ISBN 9783319252742

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Title: The Special Theory of Relativity

Author: Costas Christodoulides

489 pages; ISBN 9783319252742

Read online, or download in secure PDF format

Title: The Special Theory of Relativity

Author: Costas Christodoulides

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- Academic > Space Sciences > General > Astronomy Observations
- Academic > Physics > Atomic physics > Gravitation
- Academic > Space Sciences > Theoretical astronomy and celestial mechanics
- Academic > Physics > Physics; Abstracts; Periodicals
- Academic > Physics > Physics; Early works to 1800
- Science > Astronomy
- Science > Physics

ISBNs

9783319252728

9783319252742