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Content Protection. Read Aloud. Learn More. Flag as inappropriate. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders. More related to special relativity. See more. Book 7. The purposes of this book are 1 to explore and expound relativity physics and four-dimensional symmetry from the logically simplest viewpoint by making one single postulate instead of two; and 2 to indicate the simplest generalization of the Lorentz transformation in order to cope with frames with constant linear accelerations.
The fundamentally new ideas of the first purpose are developed on the basis of the term paper of a Harvard physics undergraduate. They lead to an unexpected affirmative answer to the long-standing question of whether it is possible to construct a relativity theory without postulating the constancy of the speed of light and retaining only the first postulate of special relativity.
This question was discussed in the early years following the discovery of special relativity by many physicists, including Ritz, Tolman, Kunz, Comstock and Pauli, all of whom obtained negative answers. Furthermore, the new theory of relativity indicates the truly universal and fundamental constants in physics, and provides a broad view of relativistic physics beyond special relativity.
It substantiates the view and sheds light on the understanding that the four-dimensional symmetry framework can accommodate many different concepts of physical time, including common time and Reichenbach's general concept of time. This logically simplest viewpoint of relativity allows a natural extension of the physics of particles and fields from inertial frames to noninertial frames in which the speed of light is not constant.
New predictions in physics resulting from this new viewpoint are discussed. Book 4. This book is divided into two parts. In the first part we introduce the foundations of special relativity, such as, the inertial frame of reference, the definition of simulataneity, and Einstein's two basic hypotheses. We give the main relativistic effects, e.
In the second part, variant types of experiments performed up to now are analyzed and compared to the predictions of special relativity. This shows that the experiments are a test of the two-way speed of light, but not of the one-way speed of light.
Introduction to Special Relativity. James H. By the year , most of physics seemed to be encompassed in the two great theories of Newtonian mechanics and Maxwell's theory of electromagnetism.
Unfortunately, there were inconsistencies between the two theories that seemed irreconcilable. Although many physicists struggled with the problem, it took the genius of Einstein to see that the inconsistencies were concerned not merely with mechanics and electromagnetism, but with our most elementary ideas of space and time. In the special theory of relativity, Einstein resolved these difficulties and profoundly altered our conception of the physical universe.
Readers looking for a concise, well-written explanation of one of the most important theories in modern physics need search no further than this lucid undergraduate-level text. If you really want to know how Big Science works and why it matters to each of us in the smallest way then be entertained by this dazzlingly enthusiastic man.
Can someone this charming really be a professor? They do it well They have blazed a clear trail into forbidding territory, from the mathematical structure of space-time all the way to atom bombs, astrophysics and the origin of mass. If you're not a physicist or not yet a physicist and you want to understand what Einstein and relativity theory are all about, you would do well to read this book. The writing is clear, sparkling in places, and totally without vanity. Relativity theory, Einstein's supreme gift to us, is at the heart of the way science currently looks at physical reality, and anyone with an adventurous mind should be intrigued by what two smart physicists say about it in plain language There is a great deal of knowledge and quite competent explanation throughout the book, which should serve as a dream come true for anyone who ever loved science, or wanted to learn more about it without having to go back to scho.
He has received many awards for his work promoting science, including being elected an International Fellow of the Explorers Club in , an organization whose members include Neil Armstrong and Chuck Yeager. Jeff Forshaw is professor of theoretical physics at the University of Manchester, specializing in the physics of elementary particles.
He was awarded the Institute of Physics Maxwell Medal in for outstanding contributions to theoretical physics. From he worked in Professor Frank Close's group at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory before returning to Manchester in Jeff is an enthusiastic lecturer and currently teaches Einstein's Theory of Relativity to first year undergraduates. He has co-writing an undergraduate textbook on relativity for Wiley and he is the author of an advanced level monograph on particle physics for Cambridge University Press.
Cox and Forshaw began collaborating on scientific papers in , and have published on topics ranging from Pomerons to Higgs Bosons. Their most successful paper to date deals with physics at the Large Hadron Collider in the absence of a Higgs particle. The most accessible, entertaining, and enlightening explanation of the best-known physics equation in the world, as rendered by two of today's leading scientists.
Breaking down the symbols themselves, they pose a series of questions: What is energy? What is mass? What has the speed of light got to do with energy and mass? In answering these questions, they take us to the site of one of the largest scientific experiments ever conducted.
Lying beneath the city of Geneva, straddling the Franco-Swiss boarder, is a 27 km particle accelerator, known as the Large Hadron Collider. Using this gigantic machine--which can recreate conditions in the early Universe fractions of a second after the Big Bang--Cox and Forshaw will describe the current theory behind the origin of mass. Alongside questions of energy and mass, they will consider the third, and perhaps, most intriguing element of the equation: 'c' - or the speed of light. Why is it that the speed of light is the exchange rate?
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Teaches readers who are not familiar with physics some complicated topics in a rather simple, straightforward, entertaining manner Consequently, they should be treated as a guide only. Availability subject to approval by Afterpay. If anything, the authors are too apologetic about the maths they include, constantly assuring readers that there is a purpose to the strings of symbols, that there is a key insight at the end of the abstractions. They do it well
Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The Quantum Universe: Everything that can happen does happen. AED Forces of Nature. Human Universe. The Planets. There is a great deal of knowledge and quite competent explanation throughout the book, which should serve as a dream come true for anyone who ever loved science, or wanted to learn more about it without having to go back to scho About the Author Brian Cox is a professor of particle physicist and Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Manchester.
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What does E=mc2 actually mean? Dr. Brian Cox E=mc2? (And Why Should We Care?) by Brian Cox Paperback $ . Start reading Why Does E=mc2?. Editorial Reviews. ykoketomel.ml Review. Product Description The most accessible, entertaining Why Does E=mc2?: (And Why Should We Care?) Special.
Alongside questions of energy and mass, they will consider the third, and perhaps, most intriguing element of the equation: 'c' - or the speed of light. Why is it that the speed of light is the exchange rate? In other words, how the very fabric of our world is constructed. ISBN: Rezensionen und Bewertungen Neu.