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Relativity for Scientists and Engineers

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An ideal choice for undergraduate students of science and engineering, this book presents a thorough exploration of the basic concepts of relativity. The treatment provides more than the typical coverage of introductory texts, and it offers maximum flexibility since many sections may be used independently, in altered order, or omitted altogether. Numerous problems -- most ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published December 1st 1981 by Dover Publications
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Bryan
Feb 23, 2010 Bryan rated it it was amazing
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An awesome textbook, clearly explaining relativity using simple examples, and backing it up with elegant mathematics.

This textbook was written by my professor back in my undergrad days, Ray Skinner. He taught the course, and we used the textbook he wrote. He was an amazing man, and he brought out the best in his students.

Any student that failed an exam was forced to rewrite (as many times as needed) until they achieved a passing mark. This was the first time I had heard of such a concept, and it
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Professor Skinner was a theoretical physicist best known for his work on relativity. His books on relativity are still available in Dover reprints.

During his career at the University (1954 - 1988), his greatest contribution to the institution and the Physics department was his dedication to teaching and to motivating the students. He gave students liberally of his time, frequently providing addit
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