## A Traveler's Guide to Spacetime: An Introduction to the Special Theory of RelativityThis innovative, inexpensive supplement will add a special dimension to any general physics class, or advanced course in special relativity. Professor Moore has written a concise yet thorough introduction to topics in special relativity, developing concepts clearly and presenting them in an accessible manner. |

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### Contents

Synchronization Units and Spacetime Diagrams | 25 |

The Nature of Time | 45 |

The Metric Equation | 61 |

Copyright | |

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