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The Special Theory of Relativity

Einstein’s World in New Axiomatics

Authors: Günther, Helmut, Müller, Volker

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  • Introduces relativistic physics with new axiomatics
  • Includes solved examples and problems for a better understanding
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This book discusses in detail the special theory of relativity without including all the instruments of theoretical physics, enabling readers who are not budding theoretical physicists to develop competence in the field. An arbitrary but fixed inertial system is chosen, where the known velocity of light is measured. With respect to this system a moving clock loses time and a moving length contracts. The book then presents a definition of simultaneity for the other inertial frames without using the velocity of light. To do so it employs the known reciprocity principle, which in this context serves to provide a definition of simultaneity in the other inertial frames. As a consequence, the Lorentz transformation is deduced and the universal constancy of light is established. With the help of a lattice model of the special theory of relativity the book provides a deeper understanding of the relativistic effects. Further, it discusses the key STR experiments and formulates and solves 54 problems in detail.



About the authors

Helmut Günther was professor at the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences for Mathematics and Physics until 2005 and currently teaches relativity theory at the Humboldt University in Berlin.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-7783-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-7782-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • 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
Einstein’s World in New Axiomatics
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Distribution Rights
296 hard copies and 1 ebook sold till date
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-7783-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-7783-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-7782-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 542
Number of Illustrations
143 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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