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Very Special Relativity by Sander Bais
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it was amazing
bookshelves: science, mathematics, favorites

Very Special Relativity is by far the best quasi-technical treatment of special relativity that I have found. The author, Sander Bais, uses Minkowski diagrams on nearly every facing page to illustrate the facts and apparent paradoxes of special relativity. He provides geometrical demonstrations ('proofs' in a very restricted sense) of time compression and space dilation.

Most importantly, the consistent use of Minkowski diagrams gives the reader a good handle to remember and reproduce the results of relativity theory.

This is an excellent book for anyone with a grasp of elementary Euclidean geometry who wishes to get a better understanding of the special theory of relativity.
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May 16, 2008 – Finished Reading
May 28, 2008 – Shelved
May 28, 2008 – Shelved as: science
May 28, 2008 – Shelved as: mathematics
June 19, 2011 – Shelved as: favorites

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