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Introduction to special relativity

Author: Wolfgang Rindler
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Second edition of this book intended for undergraduates taking an introductory course on special relativity which is mainly conceptually and mathematically oriented. It assumes no prior knowledge of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Einführung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rindler, Wolfgang, 1924-
Introduction to special relativity.
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991
(OCoLC)755067872
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfgang Rindler
ISBN: 0198539533 9780198539537 0198539525 9780198539520
OCLC Number: 22490653
Description: x, 169 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: PART I: The Foundations of Special Relativity --
1. Introduction --
2. Schematic Account of the Michelson-Morley Experiment --
3. Inertial frames in Special Relativity --
4. Einstein's Two Axioms for Special Relativity --
5. Coordinates. The Relativity of Time --
6. Derivation of the Lorentz Transformation --
7. Properties of the Lorentz Transformation --
PART II: Relativistic Kinematics --
8. Introduction --
9. Length Contraction --
10. The Length Contraction Paradox --
11. Time Dilation --
12. The Twin Paradox --
13. Velocity Transformation --
14. Transformation of Linear Acceleration --
PART III: Relativistic Optics --
15. Introduction --
16. The Drag Effect --
17. The Doppler Effect --
18. Aberration and the Visual Appearance of Moving Objects --
PART IV: Spacetime --
19. Introduction --
20. Spacetime and Four-Tensors --
21. The Minkowski Map of Spacetime --
22. Rules for the Manipulation of Four-Tensors --
23. Four-Velocity and Four-Acceleration --
24. Wave Motion --
PART V: Relativistic Particle Mechanics --
25. Introduction --
26. The Conservation of Four-Momentum --
27. The Equivalence of Mass and Energy --
28. Some Four-Momentum Identities --
29. Relativistic Billiards --
30. The Center of Momentum Frame --
31. Threshhold Energies --
32. De Broglie Waves --
33. Photons --
34. The Angular Momentum Four-Tensor --
35. Three-Force and Four-Force --
36. Relativistic Analytic Mechanics --
PART VI: Relativity and Electromagnetism --
37. Introduction --
38. The Formal Structure of Maxwell's Theory --
39. Transformation of e and b. The dual field. --
40. Potential and Field of an Arbitrarily Moving Charge --
41. Field of a Uniformly Moving Charge --
42. The Electromagnetic Energy Tensor --
43. Electromagnetic Waves --
PART VII: Relativistic Mechanics of Continua --
44. Introduction --
45. Preliminaries. External and Internal Forces --
46. The Augmented Momentum and Mass Densities --
47. The Equations of Continuity and of Motion --
48. The Mechanical Energy Tensor --
49. Perfect Fluids and Incoherent Fluids --
50. Integral Conservation Laws.
Responsibility: Wolfgang Rindler.
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