Between 1994 and 1999, I had the pleasure of lecturing Special and General Relativity in the Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales of the Universidad de Buenos Aires. These lectures were targeted to undergraduate and graduate students of Physics. However, it is increasingly apparent that interest in Relativity extends beyond these academic circles. Because of this reason, this book intends to become useful to students of related disciplines and to other readers interested in Einsteinas work, who will be able to incorporate entirely the fundamental ideas of Relativity starting from the very basic concepts of Physics. To understand the Theory of Relativity it is necessary to give up our intuitive notions of space and time, i. e. , the notions used in our daily relation with the world. These classical notions of space and time are also the foundations of Newtonian mechanics, which dominated Physics for over two centuries until they clashed with Maxwellas electromagnetism. Classical physics assumed that space is immutable and its geometry obeys the Euclidean postulates. Furthermore, distances and time intervals are believed invariant, i. e. , independent of the state of motion. Both preconceptions about the nature of space and time rely firmly on our daily experience, in such a way that the classical notions are imprinted in our thought with the status of atrue.From the construction it results that the angle between the reflected rays and the normal is equal to the angle of ... This is how wave model explains Snella#39;s law ( 1618) for refraction. ... In order that these concepts can emerge it is necessary to have the wave equation and its solutions. ... In 1802 the English physicist and physician Thomas Young (1773a1829) correctly explained the interference of lightanbsp;...

Title | : | Einstein's Space-Time |

Author | : | Rafael Ferraro |

Publisher | : | Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-06-07 |

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