An Introduction to the Special Theory of Relativity
by Robert Katz
Publisher: D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc. 1964
Number of pages: 130
It is the purpose of this book to provide an introduction to the Special Theory of Relativity which is accessible to any student who has had an introduction to general physics and some slight acquaintance with the calculus. Much of the material is at a level suitable for high school students who have had advanced placement in physics and mathematics.
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by C. E. Harle, R. Bianconi
This is a book on the foundations of Special Relativity from a synthetic viewpoint. The book has a strong visual appeal, modeling with affine geometry. As a subproduct we develop several programs to visualize relativistic motions.
This text presents special relativity from first principles and logically arrives at the conclusions using simple diagrams and some thought experiments. It is possible to understand the first part of the book using only high school algebra.
by Nadia L. Zakamska - arXiv
The main purpose of these notes is to introduce 4-vectors and the matrix notation and to demonstrate their use in solving problems in Special Relativity. The pre-requisites are calculus-based Classical Mechanics and Electricity and Magnetism.
by Z. K. Silagadze - arXiv
The author argues in favor of logical instead of historical trend in teaching of relativity and that special relativity is neither paradoxical nor correct, but the most natural description of the real space-time valid for all practical purposes.