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The Special Theory of Relativity

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The Special Theory of Relativity
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Publisher: Macquarie University
Number of pages: 44

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Contents: Introduction - What is Relativity?; Frames of Reference; The Galilean Transformation; Newtonian Force and Momentum; Newtonian Relativity; Maxwell's Equations and the Ether; Einstein's Postulates; Clock Synchronization in an Inertial Frame; Lorentz Transformation; Relativistic Dynamics; Geometry of Spacetime.

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