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Special relativity : from Einstein to strings

Author: Patricia M Schwarz; John H Schwarz
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
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A thorough and pedagogical introduction to special relativity suitable for anyone with a minimum of one year's university physics with calculus. It uses the most up to date formalism, and includes advanced topics such as higher dimensions, supersymmetry and string theory, making them accessible to the undergaduate physicist or engineer.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Schwarz, Patricia M. (Patricia Margaret), 1956-
Special relativity.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003055747
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia M Schwarz; John H Schwarz
ISBN: 9780511648083 0511648081 9780511755811 0511755813
OCLC Number: 80244873
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 376 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Part I Fundamentals; Part II Advanced Topics; Appendix 1 Where do equations of motion come from?; Appendix 2 Basic group theory; Appendix 3 Lie groups and Lie algebras; Appendix 4 The structure of super Lie algebras; References; Index.
Responsibility: Patricia M. Schwarz and John H. Schwarz.
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