Introduction to Relativity: For Physicists and Astronomers
Introduction to Relativity is intended to teach physics and astronomy majors at the freshman, sophomore or upper-division 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
Chapter 4 Assorted Applications
Chapter 5 Illustrations and Problems in SpaceTime Measurements
Chapter 6 Relativistic Dynamics
Chapter 7 A Gentle Introduction to General Relativity
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