Bandapadhyaya, N.: Special Theory of Relativity. Academic Publishers, Dordrecht (1998) 2. Banerjee, S., Banerjee, A.: The Special Theory of Relativity. Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi (2002) 3. Barton, G.: Introduction to the ...
Author: Farook Rahaman
The book expounds the major topics in the special theory of relativity. It provides a detailed examination of the mathematical foundation of the special theory of relativity, relativistic mass, relativistic mechanics and relativistic electrodynamics. As well as covariant formulation of relativistic mechanics and electrodynamics, the book discusses the relativistic effect on photons. Using a mathematical approach, the text offers graduate students a clear, concise view of the special theory of relativity. Organized into 14 chapters and two appendices, the content is presented in a logical order, and every topic has been dealt with in a simple and lucid manner. To aid understanding of the subject, the book provides numerous relevant worked examples in every chapter. The book’s mathematical approach helps students in their independent study and motivates them to research the topic further.
structure of the theory of relativity. These problems arise, in part, in the criticism of the older Lorentz theory of the ether and, in part, in Einstein's discovery of the equivalence of mass and energy. In addition, by replacing ...
Author: David Bohm
In these inspiring lectures David Bohm explores Albert Einstein‘s celebrated Theory of Relativity that transformed forever the way we think about time and space. Yet for Bohm the implications of the theory were far more revolutionary both in scope and impact even than this. Stepping back from dense theoretical and scientific detail in this eye
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Author: Vadim N. Matveev
Publisher: eBook Partnership
On the base of classical mechanics we have built the theoretical model describing the behavior in the liquid medium of the objects, which behave according to the formal laws of the Special Theory of Relativity. The model reproduces Lorentz length contraction, time dilation, relativity of simultaneity, Doppler Effect in his symmetrical relativistic form, effects of the Twin paradox, the Bell's paradox.
However, the special theory of relativity permits the existence of particles that have always moved with a velocity v > c. Such particles are called tachyons. Tachyons have special properties that have been used in the experimental ...
Author: Øyvind Grøn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book collects lectures on the general theory of relativity given by Dr. Øyvind Grøn at the University of Oslo, Norway. This accessible text allows students to follow the deductions all the way throughout the book.
The Einstein Theory of Relativity usually encompasses two interrelated theories by Albert Einstein: special relativity and general relativity.
Author: H. A. Lorentz
Publisher: Sheba Blake Publishing
The Einstein Theory of Relativity usually encompasses two interrelated theories by Albert Einstein: special relativity and general relativity. Special relativity applies to elementary particles and their interactions, describing all their physical phenomena except gravity. General relativity explains the law of gravitation and its relation to other forces of nature. It applies to the cosmological and astrophysical realm, including astronomy. The theory transformed theoretical physics and astronomy during the 20th century, superseding a 200-year-old theory of mechanics created primarily by Isaac Newton. It introduced concepts including spacetime as a unified entity of space and time, relativity of simultaneity, kinematic and gravitational time dilation, and length contraction. In the field of physics, relativity improved the science of elementary particles and their fundamental interactions, along with ushering in the nuclear age. With relativity, cosmology and astrophysics predicted extraordinary astronomical phenomena such as neutron stars, black holes, and gravitational waves.
This text is designed to give students a solid foundation in experimental background of the theory, relativistic kinematics, relativistic dynamics, and relativistic electrodynamics.
Author: SRIRANJAN BANERJI
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
The special theory of relativity, a monumental achievement of scientific creativity, appeared in 1905 as a culmination of deep and careful analysis of contradictions in old notions. The subject is now taught in almost all universities and colleges in the departments of physics and mathematics. This text is designed to give students a solid foundation in experimental background of the theory, relativistic kinematics, relativistic dynamics, and relativistic electrodynamics. What distinguishes the text are some special features, not found in other similar texts, that give a more intuitive understanding of the subject. Another important feature of the text is its clarity and correctness with which the principles, their relations, and their applications are set forth. This well-accepted book, now in its second edition, includes a brief account of the “properties of Cartesian tensors” and also adds “experimental verifications of the mass variation of a particle with velocity and the mass–energy equivalence relation” in Chapter 3. Besides, in Chapter 4, some calculations to show how the potentials obtained for a uniformly moving charge lead to Lorentz transformation have been added. It also includes some new problems in the exercise section of Chapters 2, 3 and 4 with their solutions given in the Appendix. The book will also be useful for competitive examinations to PG and Ph.D. courses. KEY FEATURES : Discusses relativistic mechanics and electrodynamics of continuous media. Presents the covariant four-dimensional formulation of relativistic mechanics and electrodynamics. Explains the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations in mechanics and electrodynamics. Describes the Terrell effect (visual appearance of moving objects) and the Thomas precession. Includes a large number of solved problems. Provides solutions to end-of-chapter exercises.
Likewise, Einstein deduced his special theory of relativity from Maxwellʼs equations of electrodynamics. Both of these relativities deal with inertial reference frames in flat spacetimes and differ from each other only in the way ...
Author: William H. Klink
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Quantum theory is one of the most successful of all physical theories. Our everyday world is dominated by devices that function because of knowledge of the quantum world. Yet many, physicists and non-physicists alike, find the theory which explains the beh