Logo

The Geometry of Special Relativity

Large book cover: The Geometry of Special Relativity

The Geometry of Special Relativity
by

Publisher: Oregon State University
ISBN/ASIN: 1466510471
Number of pages: 146

Description:
This manuscript is intended either as a supplement to a traditional physics course which includes special relativity, or as a textbook for a mathematics topics course in geometry or relativity. The manuscript emphasizes the fact that special relativity is just hyperbolic trigonometry, and includes material on hyperbolic triangle trig, a fascinating and easily accessible mathematics topic in its own right, even without its usefulness in solving problems in relativity.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(990KB, PDF)

Similar books

Book cover: Lecture Notes on Special RelativityLecture Notes on Special Relativity
by - Macquarie University
Special relativity lecture notes. From the table of contents: Introduction: What is Relativity?; Frames of Reference; Newtonian Relativity; Einsteinian Relativity;Geometry of Flat Spacetime; Electrodynamics in Special Relativity.
(6422 views)
Book cover: Mechanics and Special RelativityMechanics and Special Relativity
by - Harvard College
For students with good preparation in physics and mathematics at the level of the advanced placement curriculum. Topics include an introduction to Lagrangian mechanics, Noether's theorem, special relativity, collisions and scattering, etc.
(11267 views)
Book cover: Begin the Adventure: How to Break the Light Barrier by A.D. 2070Begin the Adventure: How to Break the Light Barrier by A.D. 2070
by - Pima Community College Press
The premise of this book is that the effects of the special theory of relativity are a kinematical perspective rather than being real; but 'reality' is a slippery concept, and it is expected that the reader will keep that in mind.
(5301 views)
Book cover: RelativityRelativity
by - G. Bell & sons
The chapters which follow are lectures delivered before the Edinburgh Mathematical Colloquium on the subject of Relativity. The subject is treated in the historical order, the author brought it down to the stage in which it was left by Minkowski.
(5524 views)