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Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics

The Special Theory of Relativity

Foundations, Theory, Verification, Applications

Authors: Christodoulides, Costas

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  • Presents a systematic description of more than 50 of the main relevant experiments
  • Includes detailed solutions of all the problems at the end of the book
  • Describes the historical development of the theory in detail
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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.

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Costas ChristodoulidesProfessor EmeritusDepartment of PhysicsSchool of Applied Mathematical and Physical SciencesNational Technical University of Athens, Greece

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eBook $44.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Special Theory of Relativity
Book Subtitle
Foundations, Theory, Verification, Applications
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-25274-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-25274-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-25272-8
Series ISSN
2192-4791
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 480
Number of Illustrations
130 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Original Greek edition published by Tziolas Publications, 2014
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