Relativity: An Introduction to Spacetime Physics

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CRC Press, 30.06.2017 - 296 Seiten
Provides the essential principles and results of special relativity as required by undergraduates. The text uses a geometric interpretation of space-time so that a general theory is seen as a natural extension of the special theory. Although most results are derived from first principles, complex and distracting mathematics is avoided and all mathe
 

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CLASSICAL PHYSICS
12 NEWTONIAN MECHANICS
3
13 GRAVITY
13
14 MAXWELLS ELECTRO MAGNETISM
15
15 THE WAVE MODEL OF LIGHT
20
16 A SUMMARY OF CLASSICAL PHYSICS TO 1900
25
PROBLEMS WITH SPA CE AND TIME
32
21 PROBLEMS OF MOTION AND CHANGE
33
32 SPACETIME DIAGRAMS
134
33 SPECIAL RELATIVITY AND GEOMETRY
137
34 RELATIVITY AND GEOMETRY
146
35 VELOCITY MOMENTUM AND ENERGY
156
36 SPACETIME MECHANICS
160
37 EXAMPLES FROM PARTICLE PHYSICS
166
38 SUMMARY OF IDEAS AND EQUATIONS IN CHAPTER 3
171
39 PROBLEMS
172

22 THE PROBLEM OF THE ETHER
36
23 THE MICHELSONMORLEY EXPERIMENT
41
24 THE PRINCIPLE OF RELATIVITY
45
25 TIME DILATION
48
26 THE TIME DILATION FORMULA
52
27 TESTING TIME DILATION
55
28 LENGTH CONTRACTION
60
29 THE RELATIVITY OF SIMULTANEITY
65
210 SYNCHRONIZATION ERRORS AND CORRECTIONS
69
211 RELATIVISTIC VELOCITY ADDITION
72
212 RELATIVISTIC MASS
79
213 MASS AND ENERGY
84
214 MASS ENERGY AND MOMENTUM
93
215 MASS ENERGY AND PARTICLE PHYSICS
98
216 THE TWIN PARADOX A FIRST LOOK
103
217 THE LORENTZ TRANSFORMATION
107
218 USING THE LORENTZ TRANSFORMATION
113
219 SUMMARY OF IDEAS AND EQUATIONS IN CHAPTER 2
118
220 PROBLEMS
120
SPACETIME
128
31 THE GEOMETRY OF SPACE AND TIME
129
GENERAL RELATIVITY AND COSMOLOGY
182
4 INERTIAL FORCES
183
42 THE EQUIVALENCE PRINCIPLE
186
43 GRAVITY AND LIGHT
191
44 GRAVITY AND TIME
197
45 THE GEOMETRY OF CURVATURE
205
46 GRAVITY AND GEOMETRY
212
47 NONEUCLIDEAN GEOMETRY
219
48 THE GENERAL THEORY
221
49 THE GEOMETRY OF THE UNIVERSE
226
410 BLACK HOLES
237
411 GRAVITATIONAL WAVES
246
412 SUMMARY OF IDEAS AND EQUATIONS IN CHAPTER 4
254
413 PROBLEMS
256
APPENDIX
263
52 RADIATION PRESSURE
265
53 SOLUTIONS
266
Further Reading
272
Index
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