Introduction To Special Relativity

Introduction To Special Relativity (Paperback)

By Robert Resnick 
Publisher: Wiley India Pvt Ltd
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 8126511001
EAN: 9788126511006
No. of Pages: 238
Publish Date: 2007-1-22
Binding: Paperback
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Table of Contents
Chapter I The Experimental Background of the Theory of Special Relativity
    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1.2 Galilean Transformations
    • 1.3 Newtonian Relativity
    • 1.4 Electromagnetism and Newtonian Relativity
    • 1.5 Attempts to Locate the Absolute Frame; the Michelson-Morley Experiment
    • 1.6 Attempts to Preserve the Concept of a Preferred Ether Frame; the Lorentz-Fitzgerald Contraction Hypothesis
    • 1.7 Attempts to Preserve the Concept of Preferred Ether Frame; the Ether-Drag Hypothesis
    • 1.8 Attempts to Modify Electrodynamics
    • 1.9 The Postulates of Special Relativity Theory
    • 1.10 Einstein and the Origin of Relativity Theory
Chapter II Relativistic Kinematics
    • 2.1 The Relativity of Simultaneity
    • 2.2 Derivation of the Lorentz Transformation Equations
    • 2.3 Some Consequences of the Lorentz Transformation Equations
    • 2.4 A More Physical Look at the Main Features of the Lorentz Transformation Equations
    • 2.5 The Observer in Relativity
    • 2.6 The Relativistic Addition of Velocities
    • 2.7 Aberration and Doppler Effect of Relativity
Chapter III Relativistic Dynamics
    • 3.1 Mechanics and Relativity
    • 3.2 The Need to Redefine Momentum
    • 3.3 Relativistic Momentum
    • 3.4 Alternative Views of Mass in Relativity
    • 3.5 The Relativistic Force Law and the Dynamics of a Single Particle
    • 3.6 The Equivalence of Mass and Energy
    • 3.7 The Transformation Properties of Momentum, Energy, Mass, and Force
Chapter IV Relativity and Electromagnetism
    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 The Interdependence of Electric and Magnetic Fields
    • 4.3 The Transformation for E and B
    • 4.4 The Field of a Uniformly Moving Point Charge
    • 4.5 Forces and Fields near a Current-Carrying Wire
    • 4.6 Forces between Moving Charges
    • 4.7 The Invariance of Maxwell's Equations
    • 4.8 The Possible Limitations of Special Relativity
Supplementary Topic A
The Geometric Representation of Space-Time
    • A-1 Space-Time Diagrams
    • A-2 Simultaneity, Contraction, and Dilation
    • A-3 The Time Order and Space Separation of Events
Supplementary Topic B
The Twin Paradox
    • B-1 Introduction
    • B-2 The Route Dependence of Proper Time
    • B-3 Space-Time Diagram of the Twin Paradox
    • B-4 Some Other Considerations
    • B-5 An Experimental Test
Supplementary Topic C
The Principles of Equivalence and General Relativity
    • C-1 Introduction
    • C-2 The Principles of Equivalence
    • C-3 The Gravitational Red shift
    • C-4 General Relativity Theory
    • Answers to Problems
    • Index
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Title: Introduction To Special Relativity
Publisher: Wiley India Pvt Ltd
Author: Robert Resnick
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 8126511001
EAN: 9788126511006
No. of Pages: 238
Publish Date: 2007-1-22
Binding: Paperback

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