**Relativity Without Tears**

by Z. K. Silagadze

**Publisher**: arXiv 2007**Number of pages**: 78

**Description**:

The author argues in favor of logical instead of historical trend in teaching of relativity and that special relativity is neither paradoxical nor correct (in the absolute sense of the nineteenth century) but the most natural and expected description of the real space-time around us valid for all practical purposes.

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