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The Resource Special relativity : an introduction with 200 problems and solutions, Michael Tsamparlis

Special relativity : an introduction with 200 problems and solutions, Michael Tsamparlis

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Special relativity : an introduction with 200 problems and solutions
Title
Special relativity
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an introduction with 200 problems and solutions
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Michael Tsamparlis
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Language
eng
Summary
"This textbook develops Special Relativity in a systematic way and offers the unique feature of having more than 200 problems with detailed solutions to empower students to gain a real understanding of this core subject in physics. This new edition has been thoroughly updated and has new sections on relativistic fluids, relativistic kinematics and on four-acceleration. The problems and solution section has been significantly expanded and short history sections have been included throughout the book. The approach is structural in the sense that it develops Special Relativity in Minkowski space following the parallel steps as the development of Newtonian Physics in Euclidian space. A second characteristic of the book is that it discusses the mathematics of the theory independently of the physical principles, so that the reader will appreciate their role in the development of the physical theory. The book is intended to be used both as a textbook for an advanced undergraduate teaching course in Special Relativity but also as a reference book for the future. In that respect it is linked to an online repository with more than 200 problems, carefully classified according to subject area and solved in detail, providing an independent problem book on Special Relativity.-- cover
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Michael Tsamparlis is Faculty of Physics, Department of Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Mechanics, University of Athens. He received his PhD from Imperial College in London and has more than 35 years of teaching experience at Imperial College (UK) and the universities of Witwatersrand (South Africa) and Athens (Greece). His research is focused on general relativity, gravitation, and cosmology.
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Tsamparlis, Michael
Dewey number
530.11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC173.65
LC item number
.T73 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Undergraduate lecture notes in physics
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  • Special relativity (Physics)
  • Calculus of tensors
  • Calculus of tensors
  • Special relativity (Physics)
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Special relativity : an introduction with 200 problems and solutions, Michael Tsamparlis
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the first edition -- Preface to the second edition -- 1. Mathematical part -- 2. The structure of the theories of physics -- 3. Newtonian physics -- 4. The foundation of special relativity -- 5. The physics of the position four-vector -- 6. Relativistic kinematics -- 7. Four-acceleration -- 8. Paradoxes -- 9. Mass: four-momentum -- 10. Relativistic reactions -- 11. Four-force -- 12. Irreducible decompositions -- 13. The electromagnetic field -- 14. Relativistic angular momentum -- 15. The covariant Lorentz transformation -- 16. Null triads and proper Lorentz transformation -- 17. Geometric description of relativistic interactions -- 18. Waves in special relativity -- 19. The physical system continuum -- 20. The physics of Newtonian deformable bodies: Newtonian fluids -- 21. The stress: strain relation for elastic Newtonian deformable bodies -- 22. Newtonian fluids -- 23. Relativistic fluids in special relativity
Control code
1107563534
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxv, 815 pages
Isbn
9783030273460
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1107563534
Label
Special relativity : an introduction with 200 problems and solutions, Michael Tsamparlis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the first edition -- Preface to the second edition -- 1. Mathematical part -- 2. The structure of the theories of physics -- 3. Newtonian physics -- 4. The foundation of special relativity -- 5. The physics of the position four-vector -- 6. Relativistic kinematics -- 7. Four-acceleration -- 8. Paradoxes -- 9. Mass: four-momentum -- 10. Relativistic reactions -- 11. Four-force -- 12. Irreducible decompositions -- 13. The electromagnetic field -- 14. Relativistic angular momentum -- 15. The covariant Lorentz transformation -- 16. Null triads and proper Lorentz transformation -- 17. Geometric description of relativistic interactions -- 18. Waves in special relativity -- 19. The physical system continuum -- 20. The physics of Newtonian deformable bodies: Newtonian fluids -- 21. The stress: strain relation for elastic Newtonian deformable bodies -- 22. Newtonian fluids -- 23. Relativistic fluids in special relativity
Control code
1107563534
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxv, 815 pages
Isbn
9783030273460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1107563534

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