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An Introduction to the Special Theory of Relativity

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An Introduction to the Special Theory of Relativity
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Publisher: D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.
ISBN/ASIN: B0000CMHIO
Number of pages: 130

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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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