Illustrated Special Relativity Through Its Paradoxes PDF

Illustrated Special Relativity Through Its Paradoxes ❰Reading❯ ➼ Illustrated Special Relativity Through Its Paradoxes Author John de Pillis – This accessible work with its plethora of full color illustrations by the author shows that linear algebra actually 2x2 matrices provide a natural language for special relativity The book includes an This accessible work with its plethora of full Relativity Through Kindle × color illustrations by the author shows that linear algebra actually x matrices provide a natural language for special relativity The book includes an overview of linear algebra with all basic definitions and necessary theorems There are exercises with hints for each chapter along with supplemental animations atspecial relativity illustratedcomSince Einstein Illustrated Special eBook ð acknowledged his debt to Clerk Maxwell in his seminal paper introducing the theory of special relativity we fully develop Maxwell's four euations that unify the theories of electricity optics and magnetism Using just two laboratory measurements these euations lead to a simple calculation for the frame independent speed of electromagnetic waves in a vacuum Maxwell himself was unaware Special Relativity Through Kindle Ñ that light was a special electromagnetic waveBefore analyzing the paradoxes we establish their linear algebraic context Inertial frames become dimensional vector spaces whose ordered spacetime pairs x t are linked by line of sight linear transformations These are the Galilean transformations in classical physics and the Lorentz transformations in the general relativistic physics The Lorentz transformation is easily derived once we show how a novel swiveled line theorem a geometric concept is euivalent to the speed of light being invariant for all observers a a physical concept Six paradoxes are all analyzed using Minkowski spacetime diagrams These are The Accommodating Universe paradox Time and distance asymmetry between frames The Twin paradox The Train Tunnel paradox The Pea Shooter paradox and the lesser known Bug Rivet paradox The Bug Rivet paradox animated by the author at Special Relativity Illustratedcom presents another proof that rigidity is incompatible with special relativityE mc finds a simple derivation using only the relativistic addition of speeds the Pea Shooter paradox conservation of momentum and a power seriesThe appendicesThe self contained overview of linear algebrakey properties of hyperbolic functions used to add relativistic speeds graphicallyA deconstruction of a moving train that proves the non intuitive fact that when a moving train pulls into a station its front car is always younger than its rear car even though the front car has been in the station for a longer timeBoth this standard edition red cover and the Deluxe edition blue cover contain all the previous topicsThe Deluxe edition blue coverwill add pages containing chapters onDimensional AnalysisMathematical Rings which also shows why a minus x minus is positiveThe Scientific Method a self correcting intellectual inventionMathematical Logic outlines the algebraic structure of thought From this we learn that Sherlock Holmes almost never deduced anythingEarly Attempts to Measure the Speed of Light and how these primitive efforts were uncannily accurate A bonus in this chapter is a second experiment that allows the reader to measure the speed of light using any kitchen microwave.

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  1. Frankie Bow Frankie Bow says:

    Illustrated Special Relativity Through its Paradoxes is written for the knowledgeable layperson with some mathematics background ISRTiP uses an intuitive visual approach to explaining some of the most brain busting concepts the reader is likely to confront Illustrations help to clarify concepts One standout feature is the supplementary site with Flash animations You can preview it here

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