Discovering relativity for yourself [E-Book] / with some help from Sam Lilley.
Lilley, Sam, (author)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1981
1 online resource (xi, 425 pages)
englisch
9780521297806
9780511661402
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Table of Contents:
  • Getting started
  • Rough and ready relativity
  • The dilation of time
  • Three clocks and a pair of twins
  • Starting again
  • Space-time diagrams
  • Time and distance 'over there'
  • Co-ordinate systems
  • Combining speeds
  • Causality and the speed of light
  • The nature of spacetime
  • Interval
  • Old friends revisited
  • The scales of the spacetime diagram
  • The radar point of view
  • Relations between the radar and time-distance systems
  • Constant acceleration
  • Dynamics-mass, momentum, force
  • The mass-energy relation
  • The effect of acceleration on time measurement
  • Time as experienced by a constant acceleration traveller
  • Time and distance measurements of a constant acceleration observer
  • The Principle of Equivalence
  • The metric
  • Introducing geodesics
  • How to find ordinary geodesics
  • Inverse square law gravity
  • Curved spacetime
  • The metric around the Sun
  • Light and gravity
  • The scandal about Mercury
  • How Einstein did it
  • A few conclusions.