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written by Sir Hermann Bondi
published by the Dover Publications
This text covers material about Einstein's special theory of relativity with a different approach than most textbooks.  The author spends most of his time deriving the concepts of special relativity from the Newtonian Laws of physics and does not fully cover the consequences of the theory until later chapters where he presents ideas such as Lorentz transformations and simultaneity.
Pages 177
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- Special Relativity
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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Lorentz transformations, simultaneity, special relativity, time dilation, twins paradox
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July 1, 1980
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