Special relativity suffers from the myth that it is difficult. In order to overcome this barrier Dynamics and relativity presents an integrated treatment of classical. Dynamics and relativity. Authors: McComb, W. D.. Publication: Dynamics and relativity., by McComb, W. D.. Oxford University Press, Oxford (UK), , XIX + Find Dynamics and Relativity by McComb, W D at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers.
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Dynamics and Relativity provides undergraduates in physics with an unusually accessible introduction to special relativity by emphasizing the connections between relativity and classical mechanics.
Dynamics and Relativity
The book begins by developing classical mechanics in a form that the author calls “Galilean Relativity,” which emphasizes frames of reference, and then uses this framework to discuss both special and general relativity. The book begins by developing classical mechanics in a form that the author calls “Galilean Relativity,” which emphasizes frames of reference. The relativoty shows how dynamucs problem formulated in one frame of reference can then solved in another where the problem takes a simpler form.
After applying this strategy to a number of classical problems, the author discusses the limitations of Galilean Relativity, particularly for handling Maxwell’s equations, and then proceeds to develop Special Relativity while drawing extensively on the groundwork from the previous chapters.
The book stresses conservation laws throughout and includes a final chapter that briefly outlines General Relativity. Mechanical vibrations and waves 5.
Systems of N particles 6. Non-inertial frames of reference 8. Scattering of particles Towards general relativity Appendix A.
Dynamics and relativity.
Integration using a dummy variable Appendix B. Solid angles Appendix C.
Relativistic inertial mass Appendix D. The Penrose-Terrell rotation Appendix E. Solutions to exercises Index.
In this respect, McComb’s book is unique. His presentation is clear, rigorous and concise without going into unneccessary mathematical complexities. The book also contains a substantial number of exercises of varying difficulty and dyanmics their full solutions instead of simply citing the answers.
To the earnest student, this should offer a hands-on test of his understanding of the theory.
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