Mechanics and Relativity
by Timon Idema
Publisher: TU Delft Open 2018
Number of pages: 193
In Mechanics and Relativity, the reader is taken on a tour through time and space. Starting from the basic axioms formulated by Newton and Einstein, the theory of motion at both the everyday and the highly relativistic level is developed without the need of prior knowledge.
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by Howard Georgi - Harvard College
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.
by John F Barrett - arXiv.org
The book is a historically based exposition and an extension of the hyperbolic version of special relativity first proposed by Varicak (1910 etc) and others not long after the appearance of the early papers of Einstein and 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 A. A. Logunov - arXiv
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.