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Einstein and the Special Theory of Relativity

Ajoy Ghatak

ISBN 10: 8130914786 / ISBN 13: 9788130914787
Published by Viva Books Private Limited, 2010
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Special Theory of Relativity is considered as one of the major revolutions of the twentieth century, the second one being the ?quantum theory? Roger Penrose wrote: ?Albert Einstein had such extraordinary deep perceptions of the workings of Nature that he laid foundation stones for both of these twentieth century revolutions in the single year of 1905.? Since Einstein is considered as one of the supreme intellects of all time, in Chapter 1 I have given his brief life sketch. In the following chapters, I have tried to explain (in an easy-to-understand manner) the basic physics and the fascinating consequences of the Special Theory of Relativity. Contents: Chapter 1: Albert Einstein: A Brief Life Sketch and his Numerous Contribution ? Chapter 2: Time Dilation and Length Contraction : Introduction ? Speed of light for a moving source ? Time dilation ? The Mu-meson experiment ? The length contraction ? Understanding the Mu-meson experiment via length contraction ? Length contraction of a moving train ? Simaltaneity of two events ? The twin paradox ? The Michelson morley experiment ? Brief historical remarks ? Problems ? Reference ? Chapter 3: The Mass-Energy Relation : Introduction ? The mass-energy relation ? The Doppler shift ? Problems ? References ? Chapter 4: Lorentz Tranformations : Introduction ? The lorentz transformations ? Transformation laws for the components of the momentum vector ? Addition of velocities ? Problems ? Appendix A : Equations describing galilean tranformation ? Appendix B: Invariance of the wave equation under lorentz transformation ? Appendix C: Relativistic expression for kinetic energy Printed Pages: 169. Bookseller Inventory # 4913

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Title: Einstein and the Special Theory of ...

Publisher: Viva Books Private Limited

Publication Date: 2010

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