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Special Relativity / Edition 1

Special Relativity / Edition 1

by A.P. FrenchA.P. French
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ISBN-13: 9780393097931
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/17/1968
Series: M.I.T. Introductory Physics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: 1480L (what's this?)

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Special Relativity 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
vibhuav on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of the best introductions to special theory of relativity (STR). In this book, the background and reasons why STR had to be developed is explained very well. Only after the physics behind the STR is explained, is the space-time diagram introduced and used, unlike other text books which directly start with space time diagrams. After reading this book, one can go on to other books such as Space time physics by taylor and wheeler.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent introduction to special relativity that makes this supposedly esoteric subject accessible to the masses, or at least to the masses who managed high school algebra. I first used it as a freshman in college and it served me well. Recently I had to write something on the speed of light from a speeding truck's headlights to answer a question a reader had asked of my OneTahiti persona on AOL. I was able to pull out this book and answer the question from it handily, even after all these years. I was delighted to find that the same 1968 edition I used is still available. Definitely recommended! I love this book!