Greetings! I have misplaced my copy of Spacetime Physics by Wheeler (1966 ed/red cover) and wanted to read it again. Was wondering if there is a major difference between the earlier blue hardback?
... Taylor and Wheeler, but I like the (red) paperback version of the first edition. I forget why I prefer the first edition over later later edition(s) (I have compared editions). I prefer the paperback version over the hardcover version of the first edition because the paperback edition has solutions (not just answers) to the problems. My battered and beaten copy (I got it while in high school) ...
I'd like to see what Tevian added in the second edition.A recent book that emphasizes rapidity (and hyperbolic geometry) is
Tevian Dray, The Geometry of Special Relativity, 2nd Edition
I cannot find any edition for cheaper than a few hundred bucks. What a steal.Thank you all those who replied. I settled on the blue hardback, since I was able to get it for $15 at a local book sale. The content is similar to the red (maroon) edition minus the solutions.
I too have a blue hardback, 208 page version.my blue hardback is apparently the first edition, copyright 1963 and 1966, and is only about 208 pages, lacking the 61 pages of solutions at the end. There is no ISBN but there is a Library of Congress catalog card # 65-13566.
I think "Copyright 1963, 1966" means this is the second edition (with the first ed being 1963), but I'm not sure about that
Seems rare:Right now the independent 61 page solution manual (1966) is for sale on abebooks. Of course it is $181.26 …
I guess this is what was added to red paperback.