Special Relativity and Geometry
by C. E. Harle, R. Bianconi
Number of pages: 70
This will be a book on the foundations of Special Relativity from a synthetic viewpoint. This means that we start from a few postulates on how to represent light rays and the principle of inertia and using Einstein's idea of light clocks we define the notion of measure of time and distance (and simultaneity) and introduce coordinates a posteriori.
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by David W. Hogg - Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics
These notes introduce undergraduates to special relativity from its founding principle to its varied consequences. The text can also serve as a reference for those of us who need to use special relativity regularly but have no long-term memory.
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 Rafael Ferraro - arXiv
At the end of the 19th century light was regarded as an electromagnetic wave propagating in a material medium called ether. The speed c appearing in Maxwell's wave equations was the speed of light with respect to the ether...
by Robert Katz - D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.
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.