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Question about self-study of SR

  1. Jun 1, 2017 #1
    Hi, I was wondering, as in the Bachelor's degree curriculum there is no SR course, for one who is interested in theoretical physics (as me), would do it alone, perhaps with texts such as Rindler or Synge ...?

    Thank you in advance !!
     
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  3. Jun 1, 2017 #2

    PeroK

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    What stage of your education have you reached? I can't believe there is a university physics course without SR. It's fundamental.

    There are a number of books on SR that aim to teach it for independent study. I like:

    Special Relativity by TM Helliwell

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/cka/Special-Relativity-Thomas-M-Helliwell/1891389610
     
  4. Jun 1, 2017 #3

    vanhees71

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    In Germany, special relativity is part of the theory lectures. Here in Frankfurt it's usually introduced at the end of the 1st semester and continued in the 2nd semester. The lectures include Theory 1 (Mathematical methods, "naive" mechanics) and Theory 2 ("Analytical" mechanics).
     
  5. Jun 1, 2017 #4
    Yes, there is, in Em course 2th year, but is very short and almost a historical path..
     
  6. Jun 1, 2017 #5

    PeroK

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    Which university are you going to?
     
  7. Jun 1, 2017 #6
    I' am Italian, at Rome
     
  8. Jun 1, 2017 #7

    Demystifier

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    La Sapienza? It is a very good university, including the physics department.
     
  9. Jun 1, 2017 #8
    If you know the basic calculations of SR, then I would highly recommend Spacetime Physics by Wheeler and Taylor
     
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  11. Jun 2, 2017 #10

    Vanadium 50

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    You got two recommendations. You want to ignore them and buy one of three other books. What, then, is the point of our making recommendations?
     
  12. Jun 3, 2017 #11
    What is the best for a complete self-study ?
     
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