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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
Title remainder
an introduction with 200 problems and solutions
Statement of responsibility
Michael Tsamparlis
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The theory of Special Relativity, although a century old, it is still a theory which has yet a long way to go. Special Relativity is the ground on which Particle Physics and General Relativity are based and constitutes an everyday laboratory practice. It is therefore important that the new physicist will understand it properly and deeply, while at the same time will be able to use it effectively as a working tool
  • The first part of this book develops the necessary mathematics with emphasis on tensor analysis and differential geometry on the flat Minkowski space, and contains useful material that can serve as a quick reference tool as well
  • It introduces the student into tensor analysis and the mathematical formalism required to manipulate Minkowski space-time. The reader will appreciate the geometric intuition incorporated into the standard algebraic index formalism and later on, the fact that the mathematics introduced is an adequate background for a smooth entrance into General Relativity, Astrophysics and Theoretical Physics
  • The second part of this book begins with the conceptual foundations of the theory and in the later chapters applies the mathematics of the first part to the study of a variety of important physical problems including electromagnetism. The approach is fully covariant with many worked out examples. It presents the relativistic collisions in a new geometric way and prepares the student for the next steps into Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity
  • This book develops the conceptual foundations of Special Relativity and couples the mathematics with the physical considerations and applications. There is an interplay between mathematical ideas and physical principles and arguments, each subject preserving its own individuality whereas at the same time creating a consolidated unit. Emphasis is given to the reasoning which elucidates the structure of the theory
  • Studying the contents of this book will make the reader appreciate Special Relativity both as a conceptual theory of Space-Time Physics and as a working tool in the laboratory. Both aspects are required in order to enter successfully the more advanced areas of Quantum Mechanics, Particle Physics and General Relativity required at the later stages of the studies."--Pub. desc
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Tsamparlis, Michael
Dewey number
530.11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC173.65
LC item number
.T73 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Special relativity (Physics)
  • Vector analysis
  • Special relativity (Physics)
  • Vector analysis
Label
Special relativity : an introduction with 200 problems and solutions, Michael Tsamparlis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 589) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mathematical Part -- The Structure of the Theories of Physics -- Newtonian Physics -- The Foundation of Special Relativity -- The Physics of the Position Four-Vector -- Relativistic Kinematics -- Four-Acceleration -- Paradoxes -- Mass -- Four-Momentum -- Relativistic Reactions -- Four-Force -- Irreducible Decompositions -- The Electromagnetic Field -- Relativistic Angular Momentum -- The Covariant Lorentz Transformation -- Geometric Description of Relativistic Interactions
Control code
432409372
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 595 pages
Isbn
9783642038365
Lccn
2009940408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)432409372
Label
Special relativity : an introduction with 200 problems and solutions, Michael Tsamparlis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 589) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mathematical Part -- The Structure of the Theories of Physics -- Newtonian Physics -- The Foundation of Special Relativity -- The Physics of the Position Four-Vector -- Relativistic Kinematics -- Four-Acceleration -- Paradoxes -- Mass -- Four-Momentum -- Relativistic Reactions -- Four-Force -- Irreducible Decompositions -- The Electromagnetic Field -- Relativistic Angular Momentum -- The Covariant Lorentz Transformation -- Geometric Description of Relativistic Interactions
Control code
432409372
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 595 pages
Isbn
9783642038365
Lccn
2009940408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)432409372

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