A Mathematical Approach to Special Relativity,
Edition 1
By Ahmad Shariati

Publication Date: 15 Sep 2022
A Mathematical Approach to Special Relativity introduces the mathematical formalisms of special and general relativity. Developed from the author’s experience teaching physics to students across all levels, the valuable resource introduces key concepts, building in complexity and using increasingly advanced mathematical tools as it progresses. Without assuming a background in calculus, the text begins with symmetry, before delving more deeply into Galilean relativity. Throughout, the book provides examples and useful "Guides to the Literature." This unique text emphasizes the experimental consequences and verifications of the underpinning theory in order to provide students with a solid foundation in this key area.

Key Features

  • Based on the professor’s 25+ years of experience teaching physics students at every level
  • Covers key topics in special relativity, including some group theory, as well as an introduction to general relativity and basic differential geometry
  • Contains numerous worked examples and "Guides to the Literature" throughout the text
About the author
By Ahmad Shariati, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran
Table of Contents

1. Galilean relativity
2. Lorentz Boosts
3. Development of the Formalism
4. Electrodynamics
5. Gravity
6. Experiments and Applications

Part II: Mathematics
7. Mathematics of Translations
8. The Rotation Group
9. The Lorentz Group

Book details
ISBN: 9780323997089
Page Count: 350
Retail Price : £76.95
Instructor Resources
Students in undergraduate and graduate physics programs taking courses on Mathematical Methods for Physics, Special Relativity, Group Theory, General Relativity. Researchers and academics in physics and related STEM areas, who require a refresher to the subject