Special Relativity

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Special Relativity

By Patricia M. Schwarz; John H. Schwarz

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This book provides a thorough introduction to Einstein's special theory of relativity, suitable for anyone with a minimum of one year's university physics with calculus. It is divided into fundamental and advanced topics. The first section starts by recalling the Pythagorean rule and its relation to the geometry of space, then covers every aspect of special relativity, including the history. The second section covers the impact of relativity in quantum theory, with an introduction to relativistic quantum mechanics and quantum field theory. It also goes over the group theory of the Lorentz group, a simple introduction to supersymmetry, and ends with cutting-edge topics such as general relativity, the standard model of elementary particles and its extensions, superstring theory, and a survey of important unsolved problems. Each chapter comes with a set of exercises. The book is accompanied by a CD-ROM illustrating, through interactive animation, classic problems in relativity involving motion.

Subject: Physical & Earth Sciences -> Astronomy -> Stars & Galaxies

Special Relativity
From Einstein to Strings
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 3/25/04
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0511189036
ISBN 13: 9780511189036
Print ISBN: 9780521812603

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