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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hi,

I'm in my second year of my degree in Physics specialising in Theoretical Physics. My second year is coming to an end now and next year we will begin a course called Advanced Classical Physics (ACP) which will introduce Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics as well as SR and electrodynamics in four-vector notation. We covered SR very briefly in first year and the course was not very well taught however it is assumed that we will be proficient in answering basic problems in SR using lorentz transformations etc. for the ACP course

I was wondering if there are any textbooks that I could use for self-study over the summer which provide a good mathematical perspective (tensors and four vectors) on SR but assume no prior knowledge of the physical principles and introduce the reader to the basics of relativity as well.

I have considered "Special Relativity" by Woodhouse from the Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series. Does anyone know if this would be suitable for a physicist with a strong mathematical inclination?

Thanks a lot for any help you could provide!

I'm in my second year of my degree in Physics specialising in Theoretical Physics. My second year is coming to an end now and next year we will begin a course called Advanced Classical Physics (ACP) which will introduce Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics as well as SR and electrodynamics in four-vector notation. We covered SR very briefly in first year and the course was not very well taught however it is assumed that we will be proficient in answering basic problems in SR using lorentz transformations etc. for the ACP course

I was wondering if there are any textbooks that I could use for self-study over the summer which provide a good mathematical perspective (tensors and four vectors) on SR but assume no prior knowledge of the physical principles and introduce the reader to the basics of relativity as well.

I have considered "Special Relativity" by Woodhouse from the Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series. Does anyone know if this would be suitable for a physicist with a strong mathematical inclination?

Thanks a lot for any help you could provide!