Special Relativity

An Introduction with 200 Problems and Solutions

Authors: Tsamparlis, Michael

  • Presents the relativistic collisions in a new geometric way and prepares the student for the next steps into Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity
  • Provides a full overview of the mathematics needed to understand special relativity
  • Consolidated unit of math, physics and application examples
  • Contains 200 carefully selected and worked out problems with solutions available online
  • Much of the material is not contained in standard books on the subject
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About this Textbook

This textbook develops Special Relativity in a systematic way assuming no prior knowledge of Relativity; however the student is assumed to be familiar with the basics of the standard vector calculus.

The approach is structural in the sense that it develops Special Relativity in Minkowski space following the same steps with the development of Newtonian Physics in Euclidian space. A second characteristic of the book is that it discusses the mathematics of the theory independently of the physical principles, so that the reader will appreciate its role in the development of the physical theory.

The book is intended to be used both as a text-book for a teaching course in Special Relativity but also as a reference book for the future. In that respect it is linked to an online repository with more than 500 problems, carefully classified according to subject area and solved in detail, providing an independent problem book on Special Relativity.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Mathematical Part

    Tsamparlis, Michael

    Pages 1-53

  • The Structure of the Theories of Physics

    Tsamparlis, Michael

    Pages 55-66

  • Newtonian Physics

    Tsamparlis, Michael

    Pages 67-86

  • The Foundation of Special Relativity

    Tsamparlis, Michael

    Pages 87-115

  • The Physics of the Position Four-Vector

    Tsamparlis, Michael

    Pages 117-154

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eBook $89.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-03836-5
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-43888-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Special Relativity
Book Subtitle
An Introduction with 200 Problems and Solutions
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: IBH Books & Magazines, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-03837-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-03837-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-03836-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43888-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 595
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