Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
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Special Relativity

An Introduction with 200 Problems and Solutions

Authors: Tsamparlis, Michael

  • Offers a consolidated unit of math, physics and application examples, with a distinction between the mathematics of Minkowski space and the physics of relativity
  • Devotes a complete chapter to discuss Euclidean space times - an essential introduction given early
  • 200 carefully selected and worked out problems with solutions available online
  • 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
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About this Textbook

This textbook develops Special Relativity in a systematic way and offers the unique feature of having more than 200 problems with detailed solutions to empower students to gain a real understanding of this core subject in physics.  This new edition has been thoroughly updated and has new sections on relativistic fluids, relativistic kinematics and on four-acceleration. The problems and solution section has been significantly expanded and short history sections have been included throughout the book.

The approach is structural in the sense that it develops Special Relativity in Minkowski space following the parallel steps as 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 their role in the development of the physical theory.

The book is intended to be used both as a textbook for an advanced undergraduate 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 200 problems, carefully classified according to subject area and solved in detail, providing an independent problem book on Special Relativity.


About the authors

Prof. Dr. Michale Tsamparlis received his PhD from Imperial College in London and has more than 35 years of teaching experience at Imperial college (UK) and the universities of Witwatersrand (South Africa) and Athens (Greece). His research is focused on General Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology.

Buy this book

eBook 51,16 €
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Atteso per: 12 febbraio 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27347-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 88,39 €
price for Italia (gross)
  • Atteso per: 12 febbraio 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27346-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Special Relativity
Book Subtitle
An Introduction with 200 Problems and Solutions
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27347-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27347-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-27346-0
Series ISSN
2192-4791
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXV, 819
Number of Illustrations
466 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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