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The special theory of relativity

Label
The special theory of relativity
Title
The special theory of relativity
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1917-1992
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bohm, David
Dewey number
530.11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC6
LC item number
.B59719
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Lecture notes and supplements in physics ;
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Special relativity (Physics)
  • Relatividade E Gravitacao
  • Fisica Teorica
  • Relativité (Physique)
  • Speciale relativiteitstheorie
  • Relativitätstheorie
  • Spezielle Relativitätstheorie
  • Relativité restreinte (physique)
Label
The special theory of relativity
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Pre-Einsteinian notions of relativity -- The problem of the relativity of the laws of electrodynamics -- The Michelson-Morley experiment -- Efforts to save the ether hypothesis -- The Lorentz theory of the electron -- Further development of the Lorentz theory -- The problem of measuring simultaneity in the Lorentz theory -- The Lorentz transformation -- The inherent ambiguity in the meanings of space-time measurements, according to the Lorentz theory -- Analysis of space and time concepts in terms of frames of reference -- "Common-sense" concepts of space and time -- Introduction to Einstein's conceptions of space and time -- The Lorentz transformation in Einstein's point of view -- Addition of velocities -- The principle of relativity -- Some applications of relativity -- Momentum and mass in relativity -- The equivalence of mass and energy -- The relativistic transformation law for energy and momentum -- Charged particles in an electromagnetic field -- Experimental evidence for special relativity -- More about the equivalence of mass and energy -- Toward a new theory of elementary particles -- The falsification of theories -- The Minkowski diagram and the K calculus -- The geometry of events and the space-time continuum -- The question of causality and the maximum speed of propagation of signals in relativity theory -- Proper time -- The "paradox" of the twins -- The significance of the Minkowski diagram as a reconstruction of the past -- Appendix: Physics and perception
Control code
174373
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 236 pages
Lccn
64024995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (WaOLN)462513
  • (OCoLC)174373
Label
The special theory of relativity
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Pre-Einsteinian notions of relativity -- The problem of the relativity of the laws of electrodynamics -- The Michelson-Morley experiment -- Efforts to save the ether hypothesis -- The Lorentz theory of the electron -- Further development of the Lorentz theory -- The problem of measuring simultaneity in the Lorentz theory -- The Lorentz transformation -- The inherent ambiguity in the meanings of space-time measurements, according to the Lorentz theory -- Analysis of space and time concepts in terms of frames of reference -- "Common-sense" concepts of space and time -- Introduction to Einstein's conceptions of space and time -- The Lorentz transformation in Einstein's point of view -- Addition of velocities -- The principle of relativity -- Some applications of relativity -- Momentum and mass in relativity -- The equivalence of mass and energy -- The relativistic transformation law for energy and momentum -- Charged particles in an electromagnetic field -- Experimental evidence for special relativity -- More about the equivalence of mass and energy -- Toward a new theory of elementary particles -- The falsification of theories -- The Minkowski diagram and the K calculus -- The geometry of events and the space-time continuum -- The question of causality and the maximum speed of propagation of signals in relativity theory -- Proper time -- The "paradox" of the twins -- The significance of the Minkowski diagram as a reconstruction of the past -- Appendix: Physics and perception
Control code
174373
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 236 pages
Lccn
64024995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (WaOLN)462513
  • (OCoLC)174373

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