Relativity Matters

From Einstein's EMC2 to Laser Particle Acceleration and Quark-Gluon Plasma

Autoren: Rafelski, Johann

  • Special relativity textbook authored by a leading researcher in the field
  • Self-contained presentation, from the foundations to applications at the frontiers of research
  • Includes many exercises, worked examples and detailed discussions
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Über dieses Lehrbuch

Rafelski presents Special Relativity in a language deemed accessible to students without any topical preparation - avoiding the burden of geometry, tensor calculus, and space-time symmetries – and yet advancing in highly contemporary context all the way to research frontiers. Special Relativity is presented such that nothing remains a paradox or just apparent, but rather is explained.

A text of similar character, content, and scope, has not been available before. This textbook describes Special Relativity when rigid material bodies are introduced describing the reality of body contraction; it shows the relevance of acceleration and the necessary evolution of the theoretical framework when acceleration is critical. This book also presents the evolving views of Einstein about the aether.

In addition to a careful and elementary introduction to relativity complete with exercises, worked examples and many discussions, this volume connects to current research topics so that readers can explore Special Relativity from the foundation to the frontier.

Über den Autor

Johann Rafelski is a theoretical physicist working at The University of Arizona in Tucson, USA. Born in 1950 in Krakow, Poland, he received his Ph.D. with Walter Greiner at University Frankfurt, Germany in 1973. In 1977 Rafelski arrived at CERN-Geneva, where with Rolf Hagedorn he developed the search for quark-gluon plasma in relativistic heavy ion collision as a novel research domain. He invented and developed the strangeness quark flavor as the signature of quark-gluon plasma, advancing the discovery of this new phase of primordial matter. Professor Rafelski teaches Relativity, Quantum, Particle and Nuclear Physics; in addition to CERN and Arizona, he also has held professional appointments at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago, the University of Frankfurt, the University of Cape Town, the University of Paris-Jussieu, and the Ecole Polytechnique. He has been a DFG Excellence Initiative Professor at Ludwig-Maximillian University Munich. In collaboration with researchers from the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and ELI-Beamlines in Prague he is using ultra-intense lasers in nuclear and fundamental physics.

Prof. Rafelski is the editor of the open-access book: Melting Hadrons, Boiling Quarks - From Hagedorn Temperature to Ultra-Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions at CERN - With a Tribute to Rolf Hagedorn (Springer, 2016)

Stimmen zum Buch

“This monograph on special relativity (SR) is presented in a form accessible to a broad readership, from pre-university level to undergraduate and graduate students. At the same time, it will also be of great interest to professional physicists.” (Torleif Ericson, cerncourier.com, February, 2018)

“This book offers a valuable study of special relativity (SR) in a language accessible to students ... . An outstanding feature of the book is that it connects clarity in the fundamental questions about SR, and the developments of SR since 1905 to current research topics. This is an impressive book that should be beneficial for students, lecturers and explorers who are interested in SR.” (Abraham A. Ungar, zbMATH 1375.83001, 2018)


Inhaltsverzeichnis (29 Kapitel)

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eBook 63,06 €
Preis für Deutschland (Brutto)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51231-0
  • Versehen mit digitalem Wasserzeichen, DRM-frei
  • Erhältliche Formate: PDF, EPUB
  • eBooks sind auf allen Endgeräten nutzbar
  • Sofortiger eBook Download nach Kauf
Softcover 80,24 €
Preis für Deutschland (Brutto)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51230-3
  • Kostenfreier Versand für Individualkunden weltweit
  • Gewöhnlich versandfertig in 3-5 Werktagen.
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Bibliografische Information

Bibliographic Information
Buchtitel
Relativity Matters
Buchuntertitel
From Einstein's EMC2 to Laser Particle Acceleration and Quark-Gluon Plasma
Autoren
Copyright
2017
Verlag
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Inhaber
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51231-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51231-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-51230-3
Auflage
1
Seitenzahl
XXV, 468
Anzahl der Bilder
22 schwarz-weiß Abbildungen, 63 Abbildungen in Farbe
Themen