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Special Theory of Relativity, The
Authors:   V. Devanathan

ISBN: 978-81-8487-499-0 
Publication Year:   2015
Pages:   256
Binding:   Paper Back

About the book

THE SPECIAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY, designed as a text book for undergraduate and postgraduate students, deals with the Michelson-Morley experiment, the concept of unified space and time, the Lorentz transformation of physical quantities, length contraction, time dilation, the Minkowski space, the mass-energy relation, the concept of four-vectors, the relativistic mechanics, the laws of transformation between centre of momentum and laboratory systems, the relativistic kinematics, the unification of laws of electricity and magnetism into laws of electromagnetism, the invariance of Maxwell’s equations under Lorentz transformation and the Lorentz transformation of electromagnetic quantities.

Key Features

  • • Review Questions • Problems • Solutions to Problems • Multiple Choice Questions

Table of content

Preface / Introduction / The Lorentz Transformation / The Minkowski Space / Relativistic Mechanics / Centre-of-Momentum and Laboratory Systems / Elements of Electromagnetism / Relativistic Electrodynamics / Appendixes / Bibliography / Subject Index.

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students, Professionals and Researchers