**Special Relativity**

**Publisher**: Wikibooks 2008**Number of pages**: 91

**Description**:

This book presents special relativity from first principles and logically arrives at the conclusions. There are simple diagrams and some thought experiments. Although the final form of the theory came to use Minkowski spaces and metric tensors, it is possible to discuss SR using nothing more than high school algebra. That is the method used here in the first half of the book. That being said, the subject is open to a wide range of readers. For a more mathematically sophisticated treatment of the subject, please refer to the Advanced Text in the second part of the book.

Download or read it online for free here:

**Download link**

(1.4MB, PDF)

## Similar books

**Dynamics and Relativity**

by

**David Tong**-

**University of Cambridge**

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.

(

**7077**views)

**Special Relativity**

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.

(

**6470**views)

**From aether theory to Special Relativity**

by

**Rafael Ferraro**-

**arXiv**

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...

(

**4596**views)

**The Hyperbolic Theory of Special Relativity**

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.

(

**826**views)