# Search Results for "the-special-theory-of-relativity"

## The Special Theory of Relativity

**Author**: David Bohm**Publisher:**Routledge**ISBN:**1136747605**Category:**Philosophy**Page:**304**View:**8486

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 work, Bohm describes how the notion of relativity strikes at the heart of our very conception of the universe, regardless of whether we are physicists or philosophers.

## Special Theory of Relativity

*The Commonwealth and International Library: Selected Readings in Physics*

**Author**: C. W. Kilmister**Publisher:**Elsevier**ISBN:**148313704X**Category:**Science**Page:**310**View:**1174

Special Theory of Relativity provides a discussion of the special theory of relativity. Special relativity is not, like other scientific theories, a statement about the matter that forms the physical world, but has the form of a condition that the explicit physical theories must satisfy. It is thus a form of description, playing to some extent the role of the grammar of physics, prescribing which combinations of theoretical statements are admissible as descriptions of the physical world. Thus, to describe it, one needs also to describe those specific theories and to say how much they are limited by it. The book is organized into two parts. The first part traces the historical development of the special theory of relativity, including Einstein's contribution, the elementary consequences of the Lorentz transformation, and applications in quantum theory. The second part contains extracts from various publications covering topics such as relative motion of the earth, and the luminiferous and dynamics of the electron.

## THE SPECIAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY

**Author**: SRIRANJAN BANERJI,ASIT BANERJEE**Publisher:**PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.**ISBN:**8120346440**Category:**Science**Page:**240**View:**6600

The special theory of relativity, a monumental achievement of scientific creativity, appeared in 1905 as a culmination of deep and careful analysis of contradictions in old notions. The subject is now taught in almost all universities and colleges in the departments of physics and mathematics. This text is designed to give students a solid foundation in experimental background of the theory, relativistic kinematics, relativistic dynamics, and relativistic electrodynamics. What distinguishes the text are some special features, not found in other similar texts, that give a more intuitive understanding of the subject. Another important feature of the text is its clarity and correctness with which the principles, their relations, and their applications are set forth. This well-accepted book, now in its second edition, includes a brief account of the “properties of Cartesian tensors” and also adds “experimental verifications of the mass variation of a particle with velocity and the mass–energy equivalence relation” in Chapter 3. Besides, in Chapter 4, some calculations to show how the potentials obtained for a uniformly moving charge lead to Lorentz transformation have been added. It also includes some new problems in the exercise section of Chapters 2, 3 and 4 with their solutions given in the Appendix. The book will also be useful for competitive examinations to PG and Ph.D. courses. KEY FEATURES : Discusses relativistic mechanics and electrodynamics of continuous media. Presents the covariant four-dimensional formulation of relativistic mechanics and electrodynamics. Explains the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations in mechanics and electrodynamics. Describes the Terrell effect (visual appearance of moving objects) and the Thomas precession. Includes a large number of solved problems. Provides solutions to end-of-chapter exercises.

## Relativity [Über die spezielle und die allgemeine Relativitätstheorie. Engl.]

**Author**: Albert Einstein**Publisher:**N.A**ISBN:**N.A**Category:**Relativity (Physics)**Page:**168**View:**8182

## Einstein's Pathway to the Special Theory of Relativity

**Author**: N.A**Publisher:**Cambridge Scholars Publishing**ISBN:**1443878898**Category:**Electronic books**Page:**360**View:**2416

This book pieces together the jigsaw puzzle of Einstein’s journey to discovering the special theory of relativity. Between 1902 and 1905, Einstein sat in the Patent Office and may have made calculations on old pieces of paper that were once patent drafts. One can imagine Einstein trying to hide from his boss, writing notes on small sheets of paper, and, according to reports, seeing to it that the small sheets of paper on which he was writing would vanish into his desk-drawer as soon as he heard footsteps approaching his door. He probably discarded many pieces of papers and calculations and flung them in the waste paper basket in the Patent Office. The end result was that Einstein published nothing regarding the special theory of relativity prior to 1905. For many years before 1905, he had been intensely concerned with the topic; in fact, he was busily working on the problem for seven or eight years prior to 1905. Unfortunately, there are no surviving notebooks and manuscripts, no notes and papers or other primary sources from this critical period to provide any information about the crucial steps that led Einstein to his great discovery. In May 1905, Henri Poincaré sent three letters to Hendrik Lorentz at the same time that Einstein wrote his famous May 1905 letter to Conrad Habicht, promising him four works, of which the fourth one, Relativity, was a rough draft at that point. In the May 1905 letters to Lorentz, Poincaré presented the basic equations of his 1905 “Dynamics of the Electron”, meaning that, at this point, Poincaré and Einstein both had drafts of papers relating to the principle of relativity. The book discusses Einstein’s and Poincaré’s creativity and the process by which their ideas developed. The book also explores the misunderstandings and paradoxes apparent in the theory of relativity, and unravels the subtleties and creativity of Einstein.

## Relativity

*An Introduction to the Special Theory*

**Author**: Asghar Qadir**Publisher:**World Scientific**ISBN:**9789971506124**Category:**Science**Page:**128**View:**9264

The most important feature in this book is the simple presentation with details of calculations. It is very easy to follow. Fairly sophisticated calculations are developed very rapidly. The presentation is logical and the detailed coverage makes this book very readable and useful. The contents develop Relativity as a modern theory of motion, starting by placing it in historical perspective and proceeding to show its logical necessity. The development of the Lorentz transformation is given using only one assumption rather than two. Right away in Chapter 3, geometry as required in Special Relativity for extension to General Relativity is introduced. This enables the use of the four-vector formalism of Minkowski. By the end of Chapter 4, the general Lorentz transformations for three-dimensional motion and their relation to four-dimensional boosts have already been explained. In Chapter 5 applications of relevance in Physics are provided. After a brief introduction to elementary electromagnetic theory, it is reformulated as a theory in four-dimensions using tensors in Chapter 6. Finally in Chapter 7, the theory is extended to deal with accelerated motion as ?corrections? to Special Relativity.

## The Special Theory of Relativity

*A Mathematical Approach*

**Author**: Farook Rahaman**Publisher:**Springer**ISBN:**8132220803**Category:**Science**Page:**249**View:**3821

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.

## The Special Theory of Relativity

*Foundations, Theory, Verification, Applications*

**Author**: Costas Christodoulides**Publisher:**Springer**ISBN:**3319252747**Category:**Science**Page:**480**View:**3945

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.

## The special theory of relativity

**Author**: Hugh Muirhead**Publisher:**Halsted Press**ISBN:**N.A**Category:**Science**Page:**163**View:**4364

## Einstein's 1912 manuscript on the special theory of relativity

**Author**: Albert Einstein**Publisher:**George Braziller**ISBN:**9780807615324**Category:**Biography & Autobiography**Page:**174**View:**3754

The influence of Einstein's contributions on so many branches of physics is such that if one wanted to describe its full extent, it would be hard to know where to begin. His work and discoveries are so fundamental that each achievement alone would have gu

## Special Theory of Relativity

**Author**: S. P. Puri**Publisher:**Pearson Education India**ISBN:**9332514232**Category:****Page:**229**View:**8843

Special Theory of Relativity is primarily intended as a textbook for the students of physics at the undergraduate level. Examining developments in the field as well as the predictions of special relativity that have taken place since 1959, its comprehensive coverage includes engaging explanations of the mathematical treatment as well as the applications of the special theory of relativity.

## The Principle of Relativity

**Author**: Albert Einstein,Francis A. Davis**Publisher:**Courier Corporation**ISBN:**0486318400**Category:**Science**Page:**240**View:**4619

Eleven papers that forged the general and special theories of relativity include seven papers by Einstein, two by Lorentz, and one each by Minkowski and Weyl. 1923 edition.

## Introduction to the Theory of Relativity

**Author**: Peter Gabriel Bergmann**Publisher:**Courier Corporation**ISBN:**9780486632827**Category:**Science**Page:**307**View:**4864

Comprehensive coverage of special theory (frames of reference, Lorentz transformation, more), general theory (principle of equivalence, more) and unified theory (Weyl's gauge-invariant geometry, more.) Foreword by Albert Einstein.

## The Einstein Theory of Relativity

*A Concise Statement*

**Author**: Hendrik Antoon Lorentz**Publisher:**N.A**ISBN:**N.A**Category:**Relativity (Physics)**Page:**64**View:**7762

## The special theory of relativity

*a critical analysis*

**Author**: L. Essen**Publisher:**N.A**ISBN:**N.A**Category:**Science**Page:**27**View:**8523

## The Special Theory of Relativity bound with Relativity: A Very Elementary Exposition

**Author**: Herbert Dingle,Sir Oliver Lodge**Publisher:**Routledge**ISBN:**1317699211**Category:**History**Page:**148**View:**2633

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 concepts and language. Relativity: A Very Elementary Exposition: This brief lecture, delivered in October 1921 and published for the first time in 1925, offers an explanation of Einstein’s theory of Special Relativity for the non-scientist, giving a general overview that does justice both to the actual physics involved, and the wider implications of this revolutionary discovery of the 20th century.

## The Special Theory of Relativity

*A Mathematical Exposition*

**Author**: Anadijiban Das**Publisher:**Springer Science & Business Media**ISBN:**1461208939**Category:**Science**Page:**232**View:**4913

Based on courses taught at the University of Dublin, Carnegie Mellon University, and mostly at Simon Fraser University, this book presents the special theory of relativity from a mathematical point of view. It begins with the axioms of the Minkowski vector space and the flat spacetime manifold. Then it discusses the kinematics of special relativity in terms of Lorentz tranformations, and treats the group structure of Lorentz transformations. Extending the discussion to spinors, the author shows how a unimodular mapping of spinor (vector) space can induce a proper, orthochronous Lorentz mapping on the Minkowski vector space. The second part begins with a discussion of relativistic particle mechanics from both the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian points of view. The book then turns to the relativistic (classical) field theory, including a proof of Noether's theorem and discussions of the Klein-Gordon, electromagnetic, Dirac, and non-abelian gauge fields. The final chapter deals with recent work on classical fields in an eight-dimensional covariant phase space.

## What Is the Theory of Relativity

**Author**: L. Landau,Yu Rumer**Publisher:**N.A**ISBN:**9781410205438**Category:**Science**Page:**64**View:**3118

Originally published in the Soviet Union for use in schools in India, this introduction to the theory of relativity covers all the fundamentals is a meaningful and understandable way.

## A Traveler's Guide to Spacetime

*An Introduction to the Special Theory of Relativity*

**Author**: Thomas Andrew Moore**Publisher:**McGraw-Hill Science Engineering**ISBN:**9780070430273**Category:**Science**Page:**223**View:**5965

This innovative, inexpensive supplement will add a special dimension to any general physics class, or advanced course in special relativity. Professor Moore has written a concise yet thorough introduction to topics in special relativity, developing concepts clearly and presenting them in an accessible manner.

## 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**View:**7559