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

## The Special Theory of Relativity

**Author**: David Bohm**Publisher:**Psychology Press**ISBN:**9780415148092**Category:**Science**Page:**236**View:**1977

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 it difficult for us to appreciate its full implications. With a new foreword by Basil Hiley, a close colleague of David Bohm's, The Special Theory of Relativity is an indispensable addition to the work of one of greatest physicists and thinkers of the twentieth century.

## 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:**1037

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**: Hugh Muirhead**Publisher:**Halsted Press**ISBN:**N.A**Category:**Science**Page:**163**View:**8986

## The Special Theory of Relativity

*Foundations, Theory, Verification, Applications*

**Author**: Costas Christodoulides**Publisher:**Springer**ISBN:**3319252747**Category:**Science**Page:**480**View:**8999

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.

## Relativity

*An Introduction to the Special Theory*

**Author**: Asghar Qadir**Publisher:**World Scientific**ISBN:**9789971506124**Category:**Science**Page:**128**View:**7436

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

**Author**: SRIRANJAN BANERJI,ASIT BANERJEE**Publisher:**PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.**ISBN:**8120346440**Category:**Science**Page:**240**View:**2441

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.

## The special theory of relativity

*a critical analysis*

**Author**: L. Essen**Publisher:**N.A**ISBN:**N.A**Category:**Science**Page:**27**View:**2896

## The Special Theory of Relativity

**Author**: Dennis Morris**Publisher:**Stylus Publishing, LLC**ISBN:**1944534385**Category:**Science**Page:**314**View:**4112

This book concentrates on presenting the theory of special relativity as the geometry of space-time. The presentation is straightforward, complete and reader-friendly, with explanatory asides, that give historical context and links with other branches of physics and mathematics. The first four chapters give a complete description of the special theory and the nature of space and time, with the minimum use of mathematics. The mathematics necessary is introduced in the following five chapters, with the final fifteen chapters devoted to a comprehensive and detailed exposition of Einstein’s special relativity. Features: * Concentrates on presenting the theory of special relativity as the geometry of space-time * The presentation is straightforward, complete and reader-friendly, with explanatory asides, which give historical context and links with other branches of physics and mathematics

## The Special Theory of Relativity

*A Mathematical Approach*

**Author**: Farook Rahaman**Publisher:**Springer**ISBN:**8132220803**Category:**Science**Page:**249**View:**2013

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.

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

**Author**: Albert Einstein**Publisher:**George Braziller**ISBN:**9780807615324**Category:**Biography & Autobiography**Page:**174**View:**3569

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:**6007

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.

## Relativity

*The Special and the General Theory*

**Author**: Albert Einstein,SBP Editors**Publisher:**Samaira Book Publishers**ISBN:**8193540174**Category:**Science**Page:**200**View:**8923

After completing the final version of his general theory of relativity in November 1915, Albert Einstein wrote a book about relativity for a popular audience. His intention was 'to give an exact insight into the theory of relativity to those readers who, from a general scientific and philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant with the mathematical apparatus of theoretical physics.' The book remains one of the most lucid explanations of the special and general theories ever written. In the early 1920s alone, it was translated into ten languages, and fifteen editions in the original German appeared over the course of Einstein's lifetime. The theory of relativity enriched physics and astronomy during the 20th century.

## The Principle of Relativity

**Author**: Albert Einstein,Francis A. Davis**Publisher:**Courier Corporation**ISBN:**0486318400**Category:**Science**Page:**240**View:**8931

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:**9329

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.

## Über die Spezielle und Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie

*Gemeinverständlich*

**Author**: Albert Einstein**Publisher:**Vieweg+Teubner Verlag**ISBN:**9783322983190**Category:**Science**Page:**105**View:**1013

## Was ist die Relativitätstheorie?

**Author**: Juri B. Rumer**Publisher:**Springer-Verlag**ISBN:**3322822141**Category:**Science**Page:**64**View:**5055

## Special Relativity for Beginners

*A Textbook for Undergraduates*

**Author**: Jrgen Freund**Publisher:**World Scientific**ISBN:**981277159X**Category:**Science**Page:**314**View:**1920

This book, first appearing in German in 2004 under the title Spezielle Relativittstheorie fr Studienanfnger, offers access to the special theory of relativity for readers with a background in mathematics and physics comparable to a high school honors degree. All mathematical and physical competence required beyond that level is gradually developed through the book, as more advanced topics are introduced. The full tensor formalism, however, is dispensed with as it would only be a burden for the problems to be dealt with. Eventually, a substantial and comprehensive treatise on special relativity emerges which, with its gray-shaded formulary, is an invaluable reference manual for students and scientists alike.Some crucial results are derived more than once with different approaches: the Lorentz transformation in one spatial direction three times, the Doppler formula four times, the Lorentz transformation in two directions twice; also twice the unification of electric and magnetic forces, the velocity addition formula, as well as the aberration formula. Beginners will be grateful to find several routes to the goal; moreover, for a theory like relativity, it is of fundamental importance to demonstrate that it is self-contained and without contradictions.Author's website: www.relativity.ch.

## Special Relativity

*The Foundation of Macroscopic Physics*

**Author**: W. G. Dixon**Publisher:**CUP Archive**ISBN:**9780521272414**Category:**Science**Page:**272**View:**6171

The book aims to illuminate the importance of special relativity in the examination of dynamics, thermodynamics and electromagnetism.

## Lecture Notes on the General Theory of Relativity

*From Newton’s Attractive Gravity to the Repulsive Gravity of Vacuum Energy*

**Author**: Øyvind Grøn**Publisher:**Springer Science & Business Media**ISBN:**0387881344**Category:**Science**Page:**252**View:**1687

This book collects lectures on the general theory of relativity given by Dr. Øyvind Grøn at the University of Oslo, Norway. This accessible text allows students to follow the deductions all the way throughout the book.

## The General Theory of Relativity

*A Mathematical Exposition*

**Author**: Anadijiban Das,Andrew DeBenedictis**Publisher:**Springer Science & Business Media**ISBN:**1461436583**Category:**Science**Page:**678**View:**985

The General Theory of Relativity: A Mathematical Exposition will serve readers as a modern mathematical introduction to the general theory of relativity. Throughout the book, examples, worked-out problems, and exercises (with hints and solutions) are furnished. Topics in this book include, but are not limited to: tensor analysis the special theory of relativity the general theory of relativity and Einstein’s field equations spherically symmetric solutions and experimental confirmations static and stationary space-time domains black holes cosmological models algebraic classifications and the Newman-Penrose equations the coupled Einstein-Maxwell-Klein-Gordon equations appendices covering mathematical supplements and special topics Mathematical rigor, yet very clear presentation of the topics make this book a unique text for both university students and research scholars. Anadijiban Das has taught courses on Relativity Theory at The University College of Dublin, Ireland, Jadavpur University, India, Carnegie-Mellon University, USA, and Simon Fraser University, Canada. His major areas of research include, among diverse topics, the mathematical aspects of general relativity theory. Andrew DeBenedictis has taught courses in Theoretical Physics at Simon Fraser University, Canada, and is also a member of The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences. His research interests include quantum gravity, classical gravity, and semi-classical gravity.