Special Relativity provides the foundations of our knowledge of space and time. Without it, our understanding of the world, and its place in the universe, would be unthinkable. This book gives a concise, elementary, yet exceptionally modern, introduction to special relativity. It is a gentle yet serious 'first encounter', in that it conveys a true understanding rather than purely reports the basic facts. Only very elementary mathematical knowledge is needed to master it (basic high-school maths), yet it will leave the reader with a sound understanding of the subject. Special Relativity: A First Encounter starts with a broad historical introduction and motivation of the basic notions. The central chapters are dedicated to special relativity, mainly following Einstein's historical route. Later chapters turn to various applications in all parts of physics and everyday life. Unlike other books on the subject, the current status of the experimental foundations of special relativity is accurately reported and the experiments explained. This book will appeal to anyone wanting a gentle introduction to the subject, as well as those who are interested in seriously learning about Einstein's legacy.
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Prof. Domenico Giulini, Department of Physics, University of Freiburg, Germany.Review:
"This book is recommended to those who are particularly interested in the experimental basis for special relativity and who wish to appreciate its significance to the fundamental structure of modern physics."--CHOICE
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2005. Condizione libro: New. *Price HAS BEEN temporarily REDUCED by 10% until Monday, Sept. 25. Order now for BEST SAVINGS* 176 pp., Hardcover, NEW!!! in a fine dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria ZB1061111
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Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Oxford University Press, 2005. 176p. Hardback. The book under review is a small but beautiful introduction to special relativity theory. This book is recommended to all people who wish to understand and appreciate one of the most beautiful and exciting theories of the twenieth century: special relativity theory. Mathematical Reviews 2006. (Publisher's information). Condition: New Print on Demand. Printed on Demand. Codice libro della libreria 40606
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