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Introduction to Special Relativity
Introduction to Special Relativity
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  • ISBN-13: 9780198539520
  • ISBN: 0198539525
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This textbook offers a concise but thorough treatment of the theory of special relativity for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students. Assuming no prior knowledge of relativity, the author elaborates the underlying logic and describes the subtleties and apparent paradoxes. The text also contains a large number of problems which cover the basic modes of thinking and calculating in special relativity. Emphasis is placed on developing the student's intuitive understanding of space-time geometry along with the necessary methods of four-tensor calculus, though three-dimensional methods are also described. This updated new edition contains additional examples and problems, and the chapter on relativistic mechanics of continua has been substantially rewritten.Rindler, Wolfgang is the author of 'Introduction to Special Relativity', published 1991 under ISBN 9780198539520 and ISBN 0198539525.

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