Everywhere I read, they are all about the history of the theory or the impact, I can't find a site that actually uses Physics concept to explain it.
HallsofIvy's conclusion is the same as mine. Honestly, the math involved in special relativity is really not terribly difficult, however, so pushing to understand it mathematically is worth it.HallsofIvy said:I can't imagine a book on relativity that doesn't use physics to explain it! It is, after all, physics. What do you mean by "uses physics to explain it"?
I have a suspicion that you mean "doesn't have any mathematical formulas at all".
It's all very simple. Special relativity can be derived with moving rulers in such a way that the astonishing connection between space and time can be clearly understood.How would you explain the Special Theory of Relativity using Physics?
The books on your list are all favourites of mine . Spacetime diagrams on which key events are carefully indentified and invariance of the interval go a long, long way. Then, Lorentz contraction and time dilation formulae, which students often use the wrong way around, don't have to be taught as separate concepts.robphy said:For HS level, I'd suggest
Geroch, General Relativity from A to B https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0226288641/104-0842951-1121523?v=glance
Advanced-HS or introductory undergraduate.... one can skim over the parts that need calculus...
Taylor and Wheeler, Spacetime Physics (the maroon 1966 edition with solutions)
Ellis and Williams, Flat and Curved Space-Times, https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0198511698/
Moore, A Traveler's Guide to Spacetime, https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0070430276
(a subset appears in Six Ideas That Shaped Physics: Unit R - Laws of Physics are Frame-Independent https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0072397144/ )
A common theme in these books is the emphasis on the Spacetime Diagram, geometrical interpretations, and operational definitions. (The Lorentz transformations take a back seat to the Spacetime Diagram.)