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The elements of relativity

Author: David M Wittman
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford university press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This undergraduate textbook introduces relativity to a non-technical audience. The "thinking tools" approach allows readers to understand at a much deeper level than popular treatments, and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David M Wittman
ISBN: 9780199658633 0199658633
OCLC Number: 1053797702
Description: 1 vol. (XVIII-304 p.) : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1: A First Look at Relativity2: Acceleration and Force3: Galilean Relativity4: Reasoning with Frames and Spacetime Diagrams5: The Speed of Light6: Time Slow7: Time Dilation and Length Contraction8: Special Relativity: Putting it All Together9: Doppler Effect and Velocity Addition Law10: The Twin Paradox11: Spacetime Geometry12: Energy and Momentum13: The Equivalence Principle14: Gravity Reframed15: Potential16: Newtonian Gravity17: Orbits18: General Relativity and teh Schwarzschild Metric19: Beyond the Schwarschild Metric20: Black Holes
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