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The special theory of relativity

Author: David Bohm
Publisher: New York : W.A. Benjamin, 1965.
Series: Lecture notes and supplements in physics.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bohm, David.
Special theory of relativity.
New York, W.A. Benjamin, 1965
(OCoLC)594550243
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Bohm
OCLC Number: 174373
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 236 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Pre-Einsteinian notions of relativity --
The problem of the relativity of the laws of electrodynamics --
The Michelson-Morley experiment --
Efforts to save the ether hypothesis --
The Lorentz theory of the electron --
Further development of the Lorentz theory --
The problem of measuring simultaneity in the Lorentz theory --
The Lorentz transformation --
The inherent ambiguity in the meanings of space-time measurements, according to the Lorentz theory --
Analysis of space and time concepts in terms of frames of reference --
"Common-sense" concepts of space and time --
Introduction to Einstein's conceptions of space and time --
The Lorentz transformation in Einstein's point of view --
Addition of velocities --
The principle of relativity --
Some applications of relativity --
Momentum and mass in relativity --
The equivalence of mass and energy --
The relativistic transformation law for energy and momentum --
Charged particles in an electromagnetic field --
Experimental evidence for special relativity --
More about the equivalence of mass and energy --
Toward a new theory of elementary particles --
The falsification of theories --
The Minkowski diagram and the K calculus --
The geometry of events and the space-time continuum --
The question of causality and the maximum speed of propagation of signals in relativity theory --
Proper time --
The "paradox" of the twins --
The significance of the Minkowski diagram as a reconstruction of the past --
Appendix: Physics and perception.
Series Title: Lecture notes and supplements in physics.
Other Titles: Relativity
Responsibility: David Bohm.

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