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Introduction to Special Relativity

Introduction to Special Relativity

  • Author: Wolfgang Rindler
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0198539525
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 169
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This text is more conceptually and mathematically than experimentally orientated, elaborating on the underlying logic and dwelling on the subleties and apparent paradoxes. In this updated edition additional examples and problems have been included.

Relativity

Relativity

Special, General, and Cosmological

  • Author: Wolfgang Rindler
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0198567316
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 430
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This text brings the challenge and excitement of modern relativity and cosmology at rigorous mathematical level within reach of advanced undergraduates and beginning graduates.

Introduction to Special Relativity

Introduction to Special Relativity

  • Author: James H. Smith
  • Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
  • ISBN: 0486808963
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 240
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By the year 1900, most of physics seemed to be encompassed in the two great theories of Newtonian mechanics and Maxwell's theory of electromagnetism. Unfortunately, there were inconsistencies between the two theories that seemed irreconcilable. Although many physicists struggled with the problem, it took the genius of Einstein to see that the inconsistencies were concerned not merely with mechanics and electromagnetism, but with our most elementary ideas of space and time. In the special theory of relativity, Einstein resolved these difficulties and profoundly altered our conception of the physical universe. Readers looking for a concise, well-written explanation of one of the most important theories in modern physics need search no further than this lucid undergraduate-level text. Replete with examples that make it especially suitable for self-study, the book assumes only a knowledge of algebra. Topics include classical relativity and the relativity postulate, time dilation, the twin paradox, momentum and energy, particles of zero mass, electric and magnetic fields and forces, and more.

Special Relativity

Special Relativity

  • Author: Albert Shadowitz
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780486657431
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 203
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First completely geometric approach to relativity theory; based on space-time geometries of Loedel and Brehme. Simplest approach to difficult concepts. Problems. Bibliography.

Spacetime and electromagnetism

Spacetime and electromagnetism

an essay on the philosophy of the special theory of relativity

  • Author: John Randolph Lucas,Peter Edward Hodgson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 310
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Introduction to 3+1 Numerical Relativity

Introduction to 3+1 Numerical Relativity

  • Author: Miguel Alcubierre
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199205671
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 444
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This book is a self-contained introduction to the field of numerical relativity. Starting from basic general relativity, it introduces all the concepts and tools necessary for the fully relativistic simulation of astrophysical systems with strong and dynamical gravitational fields.

Special Relativity

Special Relativity

An Introduction with 200 Problems and Solutions

  • Author: Michael Tsamparlis
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3642038379
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 595
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Writing a new book on the classic subject of Special Relativity, on which numerous important physicists have contributed and many books have already been written, can be like adding another epicycle to the Ptolemaic cosmology. Furthermore, it is our belief that if a book has no new elements, but simply repeats what is written in the existing literature, perhaps with a different style, then this is not enough to justify its publication. However, after having spent a number of years, both in class and research with relativity, I have come to the conclusion that there exists a place for a new book. Since it appears that somewhere along the way, mathem- ics may have obscured and prevailed to the degree that we tend to teach relativity (and I believe, theoretical physics) simply using “heavier” mathematics without the inspiration and the mastery of the classic physicists of the last century. Moreover current trends encourage the application of techniques in producing quick results and not tedious conceptual approaches resulting in long-lasting reasoning. On the other hand, physics cannot be done a ́ la carte stripped from philosophy, or, to put it in a simple but dramatic context A building is not an accumulation of stones! As a result of the above, a major aim in the writing of this book has been the distinction between the mathematics of Minkowski space and the physics of r- ativity.

The Special Theory of Relativity

The Special Theory of Relativity

A Mathematical Approach

  • Author: Farook Rahaman
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 8132220803
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 249
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The book expounds the major topics in the special theory of relativity. It provides a detailed examination of the mathematical foundation of the special theory of relativity, relativistic mass, relativistic mechanics and relativistic electrodynamics. As well as covariant formulation of relativistic mechanics and electrodynamics, the book discusses the relativistic effect on photons. Using a mathematical approach, the text offers graduate students a clear, concise view of the special theory of relativity. Organized into 14 chapters and two appendices, the content is presented in a logical order, and every topic has been dealt with in a simple and lucid manner. To aid understanding of the subject, the book provides numerous relevant worked examples in every chapter. The book’s mathematical approach helps students in their independent study and motivates them to research the topic further.

Relativity Made Relatively Easy

Relativity Made Relatively Easy

  • Author: Andrew M. Steane
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199662851
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 419
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This book unfolds the subject of Relativity for undergraduate students of physics. It is intended to allow an undergraduate physics course to extend somewhat further and wider in this area than has traditionally been the case, while ensuring that the mainstream of students can handle the material. Introducing Lorentz invariants and four-vectors early on, but postponing tensor notation till it is needed, the aim is to make manageable what would otherwise beregarded as hard; to make derivations as simple as possible and physical ideas as transparent as possible.

Spacetime Physics

Spacetime Physics

  • Author: Edwin F. Taylor,John Archibald Wheeler
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780716723271
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 312
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Written by two of the field's true pioneers, Spacetime Physics can extend and enhance coverage of specialty relativity in the classroom. This thoroughly up-to-date, highly accessible overview covers microgravity, collider accelerators, satellite probes, neutron detectors, radioastronomy, and pulsars. The chapter on general relativity with new material on gravity waves, black holes, and cosmology.

Classical general relativity

Classical general relativity

  • Author: Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 112
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Because of the vicissitudes of history, the general theory of relativity has never been consistently explored to ascertain whether, in its realm of exact validity, it predicts phenomena which have no counterparts in the Newtonian limit, that is in the limit in which the velocity of light may be considered infinite. Thus, while recent interest in physics has concentrated on such 'frontier areas' as quantum gravity and cosmology, there has also been a quiet but steady progress in the classical domain. The five papers collected in this volume, and presented under the editorship of the famed Nobel Laureate S. Chandrasekhar, illustrate the nature of these advances. Each of them represents developments in areas both of physics and mathematics which disclose unanticipated findings that illustrate the special character of work in these areas. Astrophysicists and mathematical relativists will welcome this unique look at ongoing research.

Introduction to Special Relativity

Introduction to Special Relativity

  • Author: Robert Resnick
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • ISBN: 9780471717256
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 248
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This book gives an excellent introduction to the theory of special relativity. Professor Resnick presents a fundamental and unified development of the subject with unusually clear discussions of the aspects that usually trouble beginners. He includes, for example, a section on the common sense of relativity. His presentation is lively and interspersed with historical, philosophical and special topics (such as the twin paradox) that will arouse and hold the reader's interest. You'll find many unique features that help you grasp the material, such as worked-out examples,summary tables,thought questions and a wealth of excellent problems. The emphasis throughout the book is physical. The experimental background, experimental confirmation of predictions, and the physical interpretation of principles are stressed. The book treats relativistic kinematics, relativistic dynamics, and relativity and electromagnetism and contains special appendices on the geometric representation of space-time and on general relativity. Its organization permits an instructor to vary the length and depth of his treatment and to use the book either with or following classical physics. These features make it an ideal companion for introductory courses.

The Geometry of Spacetime

The Geometry of Spacetime

An Introduction to Special and General Relativity

  • Author: James J. Callahan
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1475767366
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 463
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Hermann Minkowski recast special relativity as essentially a new geometric structure for spacetime. This book looks at the ideas of both Einstein and Minkowski, and then introduces the theory of frames, surfaces and intrinsic geometry, developing the main implications of Einstein's general relativity theory.

Relativity: A Very Short Introduction

Relativity: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Russell Stannard
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 9780191574047
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 128
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100 years ago, Einstein's theory of relativity shattered the world of physics. Our comforting Newtonian ideas of space and time were replaced by bizarre and counterintuitive conclusions: if you move at high speed, time slows down, space squashes up and you get heavier; travel fast enough and you could weigh as much as a jumbo jet, be squashed thinner than a CD without feeling a thing - and live for ever. And that was just the Special Theory. With the General Theory came even stranger ideas of curved space-time, and changed our understanding of gravity and the cosmos. This authoritative and entertaining Very Short Introduction makes the theory of relativity accessible and understandable. Using very little mathematics, Russell Stannard explains the important concepts of relativity, from E=mc2 to black holes, and explores the theory's impact on science and on our understanding of the universe. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Essential Relativity

Essential Relativity

Special, General, and Cosmological

  • Author: W. Rindler
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1475711352
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 319
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This book is an attempt to bring the full range of relativity theory within reach of advanced undergraduates, while containing enough new material and simplifications of old arguments so as not to bore the expert teacher. Roughly equal coverage is given tospecial relativity, general relativity, and cosmology. With many judicious omissions it can be taught in one semester, but it would better serve as the basis of a year's work. It is my hope, anyway, that its level and style of presentation may appeal also to wider c1asses of readers unrestricted by credit considerations. General relativity, the modern theory of gravitation in which free particles move along "straightest possible" lines in curved spacetime, and cosmology, with its dynamics for the whole possibly curved uni verse, not only seem necessary for a scientist's balanced view of the world, but offer some of the greatest intellectual thrills of modern physics. Nevertheless, considered luxuries, they are usu ally squeezed out of the graduate curriculum by the pressure of specialization. Special relativity escapes this tag with a ven geance, and tends to be taught as a pure service discipline, with too little emphasis on its startling ideas. What better time, there fore, to enjoy these subjects for their own sake than as an und- v vi PREFACE graduate? In spite of its forbidding mathematical reputation, even general relativity is accessible at that stage.

General Relativity

General Relativity

  • Author: I. R. Kenyon
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780198519959
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 234
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Einstein's general theory of relativity is perhaps the most important perspective to emerge in a century of astonishing progress in the field of physics. However, it is also a notoriously difficult subject for beginning students. This book describes general relativity in terms understandable to undergraduates in physics and astronomy. It discusses concepts and experimental results, and provides a succinct account of formalism. A brief review of special relativity is followed by a discussion of the equivalence principle and its implications. Other topics covered include concepts of curvature and the Schwarzschild metric, tests of the theory of relativity, black holes and their properties, gravitational radiation and methods for its detection, the impact of general relativity on cosmology, and the continuing search for a quantum theory of gravity. A set of worked examples, background appendices, and an annotated bibliography are also included. Written at a level accessible to nonspecialists, this book is especially strong on the experimental physics of relativity.

Lagrangian Interaction

Lagrangian Interaction

An Introduction To Relativistic Symmetry In Electrodynamics And Gravitation

  • Author: Noel Doughty
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 0429973160
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 592
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This book is an introduction to Lagrangian mechanics, starting with Newtonian physics and proceeding to topics such as relativistic Lagrangian fields and Lagrangians in General Relativity, electrodynamics, Gauge theory, and relativistic gravitation. The mathematical notation used is introduced and explained as the book progresses, so it can be understood by students at the undergraduate level in physics or applied mathmatics, yet it is rigorous enough to serve as an introduction to the mathematics and concepts required for courses in relativistic quantum field theory and general relativity.

Introduction to General Relativity, Black Holes, and Cosmology

Introduction to General Relativity, Black Holes, and Cosmology

  • Author: Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0199666466
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 279
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General Relativity is a beautiful geometric theory, simple in its mathematical formulation but leading to numerous consequences with striking physical interpretations: gravitational waves, black holes, cosmological models, and so on. This introductory textbook is written for mathematics students interested in physics and physics students interested in exact mathematical formulations (or for anyone with a scientific mind who is curious to know more of the world we live in), recent remarkable experimental and observational results which confirm the theory are clearly described and no specialised physics knowledge is required. The mathematical level of Part A is aimed at undergraduate students and could be the basis for a course on General Relativity. Part B is more advanced, but still does not require sophisticated mathematics. Based on Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat's more advanced text, General Relativity and the Einstein Equations, the aim of this book is to give with precision, but as simply as possible, the foundations and main consequences of General Relativity. The first five chapters from General Relativity and the Einstein Equations have been updated with new sections and chapters on black holes, gravitational waves, singularities, and the Reissner-Nordstrom and interior Schwarzchild solutions. The rigour behind this book will provide readers with the perfect preparation to follow the great mathematical progress in the actual development, as well as the ability to model, the latest astrophysical and cosmological observations. The book presents basic General Relativity and provides a basis for understanding and using the fundamental theory.

INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL RELATIVITY

INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL RELATIVITY

  • Author: Resnick
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9788126511006
  • Category:
  • Page: 238
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The Wonderful World of Relativity

The Wonderful World of Relativity

A Precise Guide for the General Reader

  • Author: Andrew Steane
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199694613
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 240
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This book provides a lively and visual introduction to Einstein's theory of relativity. It brings to life the excitement of this fascinating subject, for an audience including young people at school (post-16) and the general public with an interest in modern physics. It is different from existing books in that is uses many diagrams and simple equations (the reader is carefully guided through them), and richly rewards the reader with beautiful mathematical and physical insights. It begins by introducing spacetime, in the familiar context of low velocities. It then shows how Einstein's theory forces us to understand time in a new way. Paradoxes and puzzles are introduced and resolved, and the book culminates in a thorough unfolding of the relation between mass and energy. The book draws on the author's many years of experience in writing articles and reviews for a non-expert readership, and presenting physics to school pupils.