Introduction to Relativity: For Physicists and AstronomersIntroduction to Relativity is intended to teach physics and astronomy majors at the freshman, sophomore or upperdivision levels how to think about special and general relativity in a fundamental, but accessible, way. Designed to render any reader a "master of relativity", everything on the subject is comprehensible and derivable from first principles. The book emphasizes problem solving, contains abundant problem sets, and is conveniently organized to meet the needs of both student and instructor.

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Chapter 3 Visualizing RelativityMinkowski Diagrams  23 
Chapter 4 Assorted Applications  43 
Chapter 5 Illustrations and Problems in SpaceTime Measurements  55 
Chapter 6 Relativistic Dynamics  64 
Chapter 7 A Gentle Introduction to General Relativity  93 
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angle atom axis beam calculate clock at rest collision consider coordinate system curvature dilation direction discussion distance Doppler shift dynamics effect Einstein electron emitted equation Equivalence Principle force formula frequency geodesics gravitational field gravitational potential gravitational redshift inertial frame invariant interval lab frame light pulse light ray light travels Lorentz contraction Lorentz transformations Maria meter stick MeV/c Minkowski diagram momentum conservation Newton's Newtonian mechanics observer at rest observer in frame particle particle's passes perspective photon physics pions planet Postulate predicts problem proper length proper time interval radius relative motion relative velocity relativistic energy relativity of simultaneity rest frame rest in frame rest mass result rocket rotating frame rotating reference frame running slowly Schwarzschild metric shown in Figure signal spacetime spatial special relativity speed limit speed of light star surface synchronized transverse velocity turntable Twin Paradox world lines