This book discusses one
of the crowning achievements of modern physics: the General Theory of
Relativity (GR). Major topics covered includes: Special Relativity, Index
Notation, Electromagnetism, Accelerated Motion, Equivalence Principle,
Curved Space and Metrics, Geodesics, Tensors, Black Holes, Einstein Equation
This book explains the
following topics: Space, Time, and Newtonian Physics, Maxwell, E and M, and the
Ether, Einstein and Inertial Frames, Minkowskian Geometry, Accelerating
Reference Frames, Dynamics, Relativity and the Gravitational Field, General
Relativity and Curved Spacetime, Black Hole, Cosmology.
This note covers the
following topics: Principle of Relativity, Lorentz transform, Simultaneous
events, causally connected events, Addition of velocities, 4-vectors: velocity,
energy-momentum, Energy-momentum of photon, Doppler effect, aberration,
Relativistic dynamics, Electromagnetic fields in different frames.
The reader is
assumed to have but little mathematical knowledge. Topics covered includes:
Geometry and Cosmology, The Fundamental Laws of Classical Mechanics, The
Newtonian World-System, The Fundamental Laws of Optics, The Fundamental Laws
of Electrodynamics and Einstein's Special Principle of Relativity.
This a textbook on special relativity, aimed at undergraduates who have
already completed a freshman survey course. The treatment of electromagnetism
assumes previous exposure to Maxwell's equations in integral form, but no
knowledge of vector calculus. Topics covered includes: Spacetime,
Foundations, Kinematics, Dynamics, Inertia, Waves, Coordinates, Rotation, Flux
The purpose of this note is to introduce the theory of special relativity
in an easily understandable way.Covered topics are: The 2 Postulates,
The Relativity of Simultaneity, Length Contraction, Time Dilation, Lorentz
Transformation, The Metric, The Twins Paradox, Moving faster than light?,
Velocity Composition, Relativistic Dynamics and The 4-vector approach.