The book is written very clearly, especially for such a complicated subject.
For an introduction to tensors in special relativity I would recommend Joshi's Matrices and Tensors in Physics or Mould's Basic Relativity.
I definitely strongly recommend this superb book to any student of special relativity.
I have read several treatments on Special Relativity and like this one as it goes well beyond both the simplistic explanations of time dilation/Lorentz contraction (which can be... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Tom P
I think this is an excellent book to introduce special relativity. For a lot of books, if I could finish reading half of the book, I consider the book excellent. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Xiao Hu
French's relativity, much like his texts on waves and quantum mechanics, is largely useless for those who prefer mathematical rigor to long-winded experimental expositions. Read morePublished on July 25, 2012 by Physics Student
French's textbook was required reading for the junior level modern physics course for physics majors that I completed 38 years ago. Read morePublished on June 11, 2011 by Ulfilas
This book is exactly what you think. It's a textbook about special relativity written in 1968 - fortunately exactly nothing of value has changed in the field since then (inb4... Read morePublished on September 29, 2010 by Alec Cooper
This is a wonderful book, I really enjoyed it and I recommend all of A.P French's books. Very clear writing, no confusion, it's a joy to read.Published on April 4, 2010 by Alexander Smith
not for self study. a very good book for those who already have a grasp of relativity and wish to further their abilities. Read morePublished on December 12, 2008 by Rick
This book was in good condition, and is very easy to follow. Recommended for anyone wanting to learn university level modern physics but not wanting to go cross-eyed or get lost!Published on July 25, 2006 by Graeme Brown