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Introduction to special relativity

by Robert Resnick

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Published by Wiley in Chichester .
Written in English


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StatementRobert Resnick.
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Open LibraryOL15054021M
ISBN 100471717258

This new edition textbook including a problems and solution section develops Special Relativity in a systematic way and offers the unique feature of having more than problems with detailed solutions to empower students to gain a real understanding of this core subject in physics. Introduction to Special Relativity Robert Resnick. I used this book as an undergrad many years ago in honors first-year physics (along with Purcell's excellent E&M book from the Berkeley Physics Series), and have referred to it from time to time since. It's a clear, patient, matter-of-fact introduction to the subject which takes the time to.

special relativity. This is Einstein’s famous strong equivalence principle and it makes general relativity an extension of special relativity to a curved spacetime. The third key idea is that mass (as well as mass and momentum flux) curves spacetime in a manner described by the tensor field equations of Einstein. Jan 23,  · Relativity is the study of how different observers measure the same event. Galileo and Newton developed the first correct version of classical relativity. Einstein developed the modern theory of relativity. Modern relativity is divided into two parts. Special relativity deals with observers who are moving at constant wiztechinplanttraining.com: OpenStaxCollege.

Einstein's Space-Time: An Introduction to Special and General Relativity is a textbook addressed to students in physics and other people interested in Relativity and a history of physics. The book contains a complete account of Special Relativity that begins with the historical analysis of the reasons that led to a change in our manner of regarding the space and wiztechinplanttraining.com: Rafael Ferraro. General relativity is a beautiful scheme for describing the gravitational fleld and the equations it obeys. Nowadays this theory is often used as a prototype for other, more intricate constructions to describe forces between elementary particles or other branches of fundamental physics. This is why in an introduction to general relativity it is of.


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Introduction to special relativity by Robert Resnick Download PDF EPUB FB2

There is an old book by Max Born, called Einstein's Theory of Relativity which explains the Special Relativity in great detail without any advanced mathematics and a little bit of General Relativity.

It is suitable for those who has not yet started to physics degree or will not, but would like to understand the theory in a deeper and mathematical manner. Nov 21,  · Introduction. The Special Theory of Relativity is a theory of classical physics that was developed at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century.

It changed our understanding of older physical theories such as Newtonian Physics and led to early Quantum Theory and later the Theory of General Relativity.

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 wiztechinplanttraining.com by: Feb 20,  · Resnick is a well renowned by his Physics book volumes in collaboration with wiztechinplanttraining.com book is specifically for understanding special relativity in depth and its extension to general wiztechinplanttraining.com this one only if you want a thorough gist of the concept and not 5/5(2).

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/5.

Most of them are pretty elderly. Taylor and Wheeler is good, but not all that mathematical. It is designed for people who have had intro physics only. Still, it is a good reference. Rindler is the classic (Intro to Special Relativity). Most modern. It is the purpose of this book to provide an introduction to the Special Theory of Relativity which is accessible to any stu­ dent who has had an introduction to general physics and some slight acquaintance with the calculus.

Much of the material is at a level suitable for high school students who have had advanced placement in physics and. A Traveler's Guide to Spacetime: An Introduction to the Special Theory of Relativity by Thomas A.

Moore and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at wiztechinplanttraining.com Basically, special relativity can be stated as the invariance of any spacetime interval (that is the 4D distance between any two events) when viewed from any inertial reference frame.

All equations and effects of special relativity can be derived from this rotational symmetry (the Poincaré group) of. The theory of relativity is amazing and important.

The Aim of this book is to introduce people without a strong physics (or even scientific) background to the Special and General Theories of relativity and now I want to read other similar Scientific books/5(). 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 Brand: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. @article{osti_, title = {Introduction to special relativity}, author = {Resnick, R.}, abstractNote = {The theory of special relativity is presented as an introductory part of modern physics.

Experimental background of the theory of special relativity'', relativistic kinematics'', relativistics dynamics'' and relativity and electromagnetism'' are covered. 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 Reviews: 1. (relativity being too controversial then). Einstein wrote two theories of relativity; the work is known as “special relativity” because it deals only with the special case of uniform (i.e.

non-accelerating) motion. In he published his “general theory of relativity”, dealing withgravityandacceleration. Strange thingshappen inaccel. This book provides an accessible introduction to the special theory of relativity. Starting from the basics of light and electromagnetism, students are then gently introduced to the conflict between Maxwell's electromagnetic theory and Newtonian mechanics which led Einstein to special relativity.

It is the purpose of this book to provide an introduction to the Special Theory of Relativity which is accessible to any student who has had an introduction to general physics and some slight acquaintance with the calculus.

Much of the material is at a level suitable for high school students who have had advanced placement in physics and mathematics. Since some of the exposition, particularly Cited by: Special Relativity is a featured book on Wikibooks because it contains substantial content, it is well-formatted, and the Wikibooks community has decided to feature it on the main page or in other places.

Please continue to improve it and thanks for the great work so. This course introduces the basic ideas and equations of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity. If you have hoped to understand the physics of Lorentz contraction, time dilation, the "twin paradox", and E=mc2, you're in the right wiztechinplanttraining.comledgementsProf.

Knuteson wishes to acknowledge that this course was originally designed and taught by Prof. Robert wiztechinplanttraining.com: Bruce Knuteson. Albert Einstein is the unquestioned founder of modern physics.

His theory of relativity is the most important scientific idea of the modern era. In this book Einstein explains, using the minimum of mathematical terms, the basic ideas and principles of the theory which has shaped the world we live /5(91).

Oct 17,  · Introduction to Special and General Relativity. One of the best recommended books to begin learning the subject. From special to general relativity. In SeptemberAlbert Einstein published his theory of special relativity, which reconciles Newton's laws of motion with electrodynamics (the interaction between objects with electric charge).Special relativity introduced a new framework for all of physics by proposing new concepts of space and time.

Some then-accepted physical theories were inconsistent.Aug 13,  · All we need is the price of a paperback book to sustain a non-profit website the whole world depends on. We have only staff but run one of the world’s top websites. Introduction to special relativity by Resnick, Robert, Publication date Topics Special relativity (Physics) Publisher New York, Wiley CollectionPages: The Geometry of Minkowski Spacetime: An Introduction to the Mathematics of the Special Theory of Relativity.

Springer-Verlag, In print, ISBN ; list price $ (hardcover) This book is devoted to a rigorous mathematical treatment of the flat Minkowski spacetime of special relativity.