This excellent textbook offers a unique take on relativity theory, setting it in its historical context. Ideal for those interested in relativity and the history of physics, the book contains a complete account of special relativity that begins with the historical analysis of the reasons that led to a change in our view of space and time. Its aim is to foster a deep understanding of relativistic spacetime and its consequences for Dynamics.
|Publisher:||Springer New York|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)|
Table of ContentsSpace and Time Before Einstein.- In Search of the Ether.- Space and Time in Special Relativity.- Geometric Structure of Space-Time.- Transformation of the Electromagnetic Field.- Energy and Momentum.- Covariant Formulation.- Inertia and Gravity.- Results of General Relativity.