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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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 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.
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 J D Cresser - Macquarie University
Special relativity lecture notes. From the table of contents: Introduction: What is Relativity?; Frames of Reference; Newtonian Relativity; Einsteinian Relativity;Geometry of Flat Spacetime; Electrodynamics in Special Relativity.