The Theory of the Relativity of Motion
by Richard Chace Tolman
Publisher: University of California Press 1917
Number of pages: 275
Classic introduction to Einstein's theory, written by a prominent physicist, provides the two main postulates upon which the theory rests and their experimental evidence. The relation between relativity theory and the principle of least action is discussed, as is a four-dimensional method of expressing and treating the results of relativity theory.
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by Len Zane - University of Nevada, Las Vegas
The space and time introduced by Albert Einstein is explained by examining a series of simple thought or 'gedanken' experiments. The development makes extensive use of spacetime diagrams to help readers appreciate the full extent of these changes.
by Arthur W. Conway - 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.
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 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.