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The Resource From Pythagoras to Einstein, by K. O. Friedrichs

From Pythagoras to Einstein, by K. O. Friedrichs

Label
From Pythagoras to Einstein
Title
From Pythagoras to Einstein
Statement of responsibility
by K. O. Friedrichs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The main thread running through this somewhat unorthodox approach to the special theory of relativity is the Pythagorean theorem. It appears in its most elementary geometric form in the very beginning of this monograph. Then it reappears in algebraic garb, is further modified and finally reinterpreted to play the role of one of the main characters in the special theory of relativity. The first four chapters are easily accessible to high school sophomores or juniors. The remaining part of the book may be a little difficult for students who never studied physics, although the author actually employs only the notion of impact and presupposes no background in physics. With the aid of the vector geometry introduced earlier, he leads the reader from the impact conservation laws to the famous formula e=mc2
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1901-1983
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Friedrichs, K. O.
Dewey number
516.83
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QA460.P8
LC item number
F7
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
New mathematical library
Series volume
16
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pythagorean theorem
  • Dynamics
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Vector analysis
  • Fisica (Historia)
  • Relatividade E Gravitacao
Label
From Pythagoras to Einstein, by K. O. Friedrichs
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Pythagorean theorem -- Signed numbers -- Vectors -- Components and coordinates. Spaces of higher dimension -- Momentum and energy. Elastic impact -- Inelastic impact -- Space and time measurement in the special theory of relativity -- Momentum and energy in the special theory of relativity. Impact
Control code
612550
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 88 pages
Lccn
65024963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)612550
Label
From Pythagoras to Einstein, by K. O. Friedrichs
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Pythagorean theorem -- Signed numbers -- Vectors -- Components and coordinates. Spaces of higher dimension -- Momentum and energy. Elastic impact -- Inelastic impact -- Space and time measurement in the special theory of relativity -- Momentum and energy in the special theory of relativity. Impact
Control code
612550
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 88 pages
Lccn
65024963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)612550

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