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**Theory of Special Relativity**

by **Nadia L. Zakamska** - **arXiv** , **2015**

The main purpose of these notes is to introduce 4-vectors and the matrix notation and to demonstrate their use in solving problems in Special Relativity. The pre-requisites are calculus-based Classical Mechanics and Electricity and Magnetism.

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**An Introduction to the Special Theory of Relativity**

by **Robert Katz** - **D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.** , **1964**

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.

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**The Geometry of Special Relativity**

by **Tevian Dray** - **Oregon State University** , **2012**

This text is intended either as a supplement to a traditional physics course which includes special relativity, or as a textbook for a course in geometry or relativity. It emphasizes the fact that special relativity is just hyperbolic trigonometry.

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**Getting the Measure of Einstein's Space and Time**

by **Len Zane** - **University of Nevada, Las Vegas** , **2014**

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.

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**Test Problems in Mechanics and Special Relativity**

by **Z.K. Silagadze** - **arXiv** , **2010**

These test problems were used by the author as weekly control works for the first year physics students at Novosibirsk State University in 2005. Solutions of the problems are also given. Written in Russian and English language.

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**Special Relativity**

by **David W. Hogg** - **Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics** , **1997**

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.

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**From aether theory to Special Relativity**

by **Rafael Ferraro** - **arXiv** , **2013**

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...

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**The Special Theory of Relativity**

by **J D Cresser** - **Macquarie University** , **2003**

Contents: Frames of Reference; The Galilean Transformation; Newtonian Force and Momentum; Maxwell's Equations and the Ether; Einstein's Postulates; Clock Synchronization in an Inertial Frame; Lorentz Transformation; Relativistic Dynamics; etc.

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**Dynamics and Relativity**

by **David Tong** - **University of Cambridge** , **2012**

This is an introductory course on Newtonian mechanics and special relativity given to first year undergraduates. Topics: Forces; Dimensional Analysis; Systems of Particles; Central Forces; Rigid Bodies; Non-Inertial Frames; Special Relativity.

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**Lecture Notes on Special Relativity**

by **J D Cresser** - **Macquarie University** , **2005**

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.

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**Relativity**

by **Arthur W. Conway** - **G. Bell & sons** , **1915**

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.

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**The Theory of the Relativity of Motion**

by **Richard Chace Tolman** - **University of California Press** , **1917**

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 and the principle of least action is discussed.

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**Begin the Adventure: How to Break the Light Barrier by A.D. 2070**

by **H. B. Tilton, F. Smarandache** - **Pima Community College Press** , **2010**

The premise of this book is that the effects of the special theory of relativity are a kinematical perspective rather than being real; but 'reality' is a slippery concept, and it is expected that the reader will keep that in mind.

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**Relativity Without Tears**

by **Z. K. Silagadze** - **arXiv** , **2007**

The author argues in favor of logical instead of historical trend in teaching of relativity and that special relativity is neither paradoxical nor correct, but the most natural description of the real space-time valid for all practical purposes.

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**Henri Poincare and Relativity Theory**

by **A. A. Logunov** - **arXiv** , **2005**

The book presents ideas by Poincare and Minkowski according to which the essence and the main content of the relativity theory are the following: the space and time form a unique four-dimensional continuum supplied by the pseudo-Euclidean geometry.

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**Mechanics and Special Relativity**

by **Howard Georgi** - **Harvard College** , **2005**

For students with good preparation in physics and mathematics at the level of the advanced placement curriculum. Topics include an introduction to Lagrangian mechanics, Noether's theorem, special relativity, collisions and scattering, etc.

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**Special Relativity and Geometry**

by **C. E. Harle, R. Bianconi** , **1999**

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.

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**Special Relativity**

- **Wikibooks** , **2008**

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.

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