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A serious but not ponderous book about Relativity

4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0967694412
ISBN-10: 0967694418
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"... excellent text book or supplement for any serious student of special relativity." "The author ... aims to correct the understanding gap." -- The Physics Teacher, February, 2001

"Highly recommended... clear and engaging style." "The extensive discussion indicates the author's long experience in teaching this material." -- CHOICE, September, 2000 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 246 pages
  • Publisher: Cavendish Press (March 31, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967694418
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967694412
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,239,638 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book is really serious and non-ponderous, as advertised. It differs from many popular books on special relativity in two respects: 1. The relativistic effects are presented in the book as absolutely real phenomena, which can't be interpreted or understood as seeming or invented by theorists. 2. The author did his best to explain the mechanisms of relativistic effects, which in most other books are either postulated or derived from Einstein's postulates so formally that a normal reader is plungrd in the ocean of bewilderment with little hope to get out of there.
This book is written for those people who are looking for the gist of relativity insted of following the postulates in a blindfolded manner.
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I am a retired physicist. I understand the mathematics of the theory of relativity. This book presents simple exercises that gave me satisfying new insights into the meaning of the theory. It was easy to read and it was fun.
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