3 edition of **The geometry of special relativity** found in the catalog.

The geometry of special relativity

Tevian Dray

- 355 Want to read
- 23 Currently reading

Published
**2012** by Taylor & Francis in Boca Raton .

Written in English

- Mathematical models,
- Special relativity (Physics),
- Space and time

**Edition Notes**

Statement | Tevian Dray |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | QC173.65 .D73 2012 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | p. cm. |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL25260033M |

ISBN 10 | 9781466510470 |

LC Control Number | 2012010206 |

special relativity. This is Einstein’s famous strong equivalence principle and it makes general relativity an extension of special relativity to a curved spacetime. The third key idea is that mass (as well as mass and momentum ﬂux) curves spacetime in a manner described by the tensor ﬁeld equations of Einstein. In short, it was a bad theory. The principles of the relativity of rotation and acceleration are now known to be fundamentally incompatible with the geometry and equations of special relativity (), so although Einstein's theory was designed to incorporate SR, its SR. Differential Forms and the Geometry of General Relativity provides readers with a coherent path to understanding relativity. Requiring little more than calculus and some linear algebra, it helps readers learn just enough differential geometry to grasp the basics of general relativity. The book cont. The Geometry of Relativistic Spacetime: from Euclid’s Geometry to Minkowski’s Spacetime that the scienti c community celebrates the \century commemoration" of the revelation of special relativity by two of the four fundamental papers that were published by Einstein in the year geometry, thanks to an appropriate axiom about the.

General relativity was Einstein’s theory of gravity, published in , which extended special relativity to take into account non-inertial frames of reference — areas that are accelerating with respect to each other. General relativity takes the form of field equations, describing the curvature of space-time and the distribution of matter throughout space-time. The effects of .

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The text treats the geometry of hyperbolas as the key to understanding special relativity. This approach replaces the ubiquitous γ.

I have read many treatments of special relativity, and have never seen it presented quite like this. The book is terse and to the point. The closest treatment (other than Minkowski's) to the one presented in The Geometry of Special Relativity that I have seen is the one that Tevian Dray acknowledges/5(6).

The Geometry of Special Relativity provides an introduction to special relativity that encourages readers to see beyond the formulas to the deeper geometric structure. The text treats the geometry of hyperbolas as the key to understanding special relativity. The book first describes the basic physics of special relativity to set the stage.

The Geometry of Minkowski Spacetime: An Introduction to the Mathematics of the Special Theory of Relativity by Naber, Gregory L. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at perfectkicks.online There is an old book by Max Born, called Einstein's Theory of Relativity which explains the Special Relativity in great detail without any advanced mathematics and a little bit of General Relativity.

It is suitable for those who has not yet started to physics degree or will not, but would like to understand the theory in a deeper and mathematical manner. Jan 01, · The Geometry of Special Relativity provides an introduction to special relativity that encourages readers to see beyond the formulas to the deeper geometric structure.

The text treats the geometry of hyperbolas as the key to understanding special relativity. This approach replaces the ubiquitous γ symbol of most standard treatments with the appropriate hyperbolic/5(8). The Geometry of Special Relativity Tevian Dray. This manuscript expands on class notes developed as part of the NSF-funded Paradigms in Physics Project.

It is intended either as a supplement to a traditional physics course which includes special relativity, or as a textbook for a mathematics topics course in geometry or relativity.

The physics of Lorentz transformations and the (Lorentzian) geometry of hyperbolas are therefore one and the same; hyperbola geometry is the geometry of special relativity.

1) WARNING: Some authors use $\beta$ for $\vc$, not the rapidity. After covering special relativity again from the geometric point of view, the text discusses standard paradoxes, applications to relativistic mechanics, the relativistic unification of electricity and magnetism, and further steps leading to Einstein’s general theory of relativity.

The book also briefly describes the further steps leading to. General relativity (GR), also known as the general theory of relativity (GTR), is the geometric theory of gravitation published by Albert Einstein in and the current description of gravitation in modern perfectkicks.onlinel relativity generalizes special relativity and refines Newton's law of universal gravitation, providing a unified description of gravity as a geometric property of space and.

“This book is a concise primer on the geometry of special relativity theory, divided into six chapters. chapters are accessible to non-physicists with little mathematical knowledge. Many other important results in special relativity are briefly presented as well.” (Abraham A.

Brand: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Aug 07, · But special relativity has a geometry of its own: the Minkowskian geometry of spacetime, as opposed to the usual Euclidean geometry of space. Now The Geometry of Special Relativity by Tevian Dray comes along with a beautiful treatment of this much neglected approach.

The book is written in an extremely clear and engaging style/5(8). Jul 02, · The Geometry of Special Relativity - Ebook written by Tevian Dray. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices.

Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Geometry of Special perfectkicks.online: Tevian Dray. Nov 21, · Special Relativity is not a theory about light, it is a theory about space and time, but it was the strange behaviour of light that first alerted scientists to the possibility that the universe had an unexpected geometry.

My failure to grasp the complexity of Einstein's Special and General Theory of Relativity is a result of my inexperience in the field of Physics. I am slowly expanding my knowledge, and while I started off with a basic understanding of Special and General Relativity, this book has been a /5.

"This short but remarkable book on special relativity develops the theory strictly from the geometry of hyperbolas, an approach unique within the textbook literature.

it gives an elementary, Read more. "The Geometry of Special Relativity provides an introduction to special relativity that encourages readers to see beyond the formulas to the deeper geometric structure. The text treats the geometry of hyperbolas as the key to understanding special relativity.

Jul 02, · The Geometry of Special Relativity provides an introduction to special relativity that encourages readers to see beyond the formulas to the deeper geometric structure. The text treats the geometry of hyperbolas as the key to understanding special relativity.

This approach replaces the ubiquitous γ symbol of most standard treatments with the appropriate hyperbolic trigonometric functions. (relativity being too controversial then). Einstein wrote two theories of relativity; the work is known as “special relativity” because it deals only with the special case of uniform (i.e.

non-accelerating) motion. In he published his “general theory of relativity”, dealing withgravityandacceleration. Strange thingshappen inaccel. The Geometry of Special Relativity provides an introduction to special relativity that encourages readers to see beyond the formulas to the deeper geometric structure.

The text treats the geometry of hyperbolas as the key to understanding special relativity. This approach replaces the ubiquitous γ symbol of most standard treatments with the appropriate hyperbolic trigonometric functions/5(6).

This wiki contains a prepublication version of the book The Geometry of Special Relativity by Tevian Dray, an A K Peters book to be published by CRC Press in These materials have been developed as part of the Paradigms in Physics project, where related active-engagement classroom materials are available (see below).

A PDF copy of the prepublication version of the book is available here. Early in this century, it was shown that the new non-Newtonian physics -- known as Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity -- rested on a new, non-Euclidean geometry, which incorporated time and space into a unified "chronogeometric" structure.

This high-level study elucidates the motivation and significance of the changes in physical geometry brought about by Einstein, in both the first and.

Sep 06, · There is also a book by Callahan with the similar-sounding title The Geometry of Spacetime, but that book is considerably different than this one; unlike this text, it covers both general and special relativity (so “geometry” as used in the title of that book really refers to differential geometry, which finds extensive use) and the.

The Geometry of Special Relativity by Tevian Dray - Oregon State University, This text is intended either as a supplement to a traditional physics course which includes special relativity, or as a textbook for a course in geometry or relativity.

It emphasizes the. “This book is a concise primer on the geometry of special relativity theory, divided into six chapters. chapters are accessible to non-physicists with little mathematical knowledge.

Many other important results in special relativity are briefly presented as well.” (Abraham A. Author: Norbert Dragon. Soon afterwards, Hermann Minkowski recast special relativity essentially as a new geometric structure for spacetime.

These ideas are the subject of the first part of the book. The second part develops the main implications of Einstein's general relativity as a theory of gravity. Nov 11, · Albert Einstein is the unquestioned founder of modern physics.

His theory of relativity is the most important scientific idea of the modern era. In this book Einstein explains, using the minimum of mathematical terms, the basic ideas and principles of the theory which has shaped the world we live /5.

Most of them are pretty elderly. Taylor and Wheeler is good, but not all that mathematical. It is designed for people who have had intro physics only. Still, it is a good reference. Rindler is the classic (Intro to Special Relativity). Most modern. This book offers a presentation of the special theory of relativity that is mathematically rigorous and yet spells out in considerable detail the physical significance of the mathematics.

It treats, in addition to the usual menu of topics one is accustomed to finding in introductions to special Brand: Springer-Verlag New York. Jun 01, · This is the best introduction to non-Euclidean geometry and special relativity that I have ever encountered. The book is basic enough to be understandable (at least to a degree) by any intelligent (and determined) adolescent, but deep enough for the physics or math undergraduate and perhaps even graduate student to find continual interest in.

Rucker has a way of introducing complex ideas in a Cited by: But special relativity has a geometry of its own: the Minkowskian geometry of spacetime, as opposed to the usual Euclidean geometry of space. Now The Geometry of Special Relativity by Tevian Dray comes along with a beautiful treatment of this much neglected approach.

The book is written in an extremely clear and engaging style/5(6). book in preparation [2], where further details can be found, and has also appeared in [3] REFERENCES [1] Corinne A. Manogue and Kenneth S. Krane, The Oregon State University Paradigms Project: Re-envisioning the Upper Level, Physics Today 56, 53{58 ().

[2] Tevian Dray, The Geometry of Special Relativity, in preparationCited by: 7. Oct 25, · But special relativity has a geometry of its own: the Minkowskian geometry of spacetime, as opposed to the usual Euclidean geometry of space.

Now The Geometry of Special Relativity by Tevian Dray comes along with a beautiful treatment of this much neglected approach. The book is written in an extremely clear and engaging style/5(3). One great option is Bernard Schutz's book, A First Course in General Relativity. It's technically a general relativity book, but it spends the first hundred pages on special relativity alone, introducing four-vectors and tensors clearly and methodically.

This is all set up in a way that makes the generalization to curved spacetime quite natural. But special relativity has a geometry of its own: the Minkowskian geometry of spacetime, as opposed to the usual Euclidean geometry of space.

Now The Geometry of Special Relativity by Tevian Dray comes along with a beautiful treatment of this much neglected approach. The book is written in an extremely clear and engaging style. Lecture Notes on General Relativity by Columbia University.

This book covers the following topics: Special Relativity, Lorentzian Geometry, Introduction to General Relativity, Null Structure Equations, Applications to Null Hypersurfaces, Christodoulou’s Memory Effect, Black Holes, Lagrangian Theories and the Variational Principle, Hyperbolic.

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The general theory of relativity, together with the necessary parts of the theory of invariants, is dealt with in the author’s book Die Grundlagen der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie (The Foundations of the General Theory of Relativity) — Joh.

Ambr. Barth, ; this book assumes some familiarity with the special theory of relativity. Differential Forms and the Geometry of General Relativity provides readers with a coherent path to understanding relativity.

Requiring little more than calculus and some linear algebra, it helps readers learn just enough differential geometry to grasp the basics of general relativity. The book contains two intertwined but distinct halves.

The Geometry of Special Relativity provides an introduction to special relativity that encourages readers to see beyond the formulas to the deeper geometric structure. The text treats the geometry of hyperbolas as the key to understanding special relativity.

This approach replaces the ubiquitous symbol of most standard treatments with the appropriate hyperbolic trigonometric functions.

In most.Relativity and Geometry aims to elucidate the motivation and significance of the changes in physical geometry brought about by Einstein, in both the first and the second phases of relativity.

The book contains seven chapters and a mathematical appendix. The first two chapters review a historical background of relativity.Jul 02, · The Geometry of Special Relativity provides an introduction to special relativity that encourages readers to see beyond the formulas to the deeper geometric structure.

The text treats the geometry of hyperbolas as the key to understanding special relativity. This approach replaces the ubiquitous symbol of most standard treatments with the appropriCited by: 7.