Special Relativity — Kinematics

  • James J. Callahan
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)


Material objects have mass and move in response to forces; kinematics is that part of the study of motion that does not take force and mass into account. Since kinematics is the simplest part of dynamics, and since some of the most basic ideas of special relativity are kinematic in nature, we look at them first.


Light Cone Lorentz Transformation Rigid Motion Minkowski Plane Addition Formula 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • James J. Callahan
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsSmith CollegeNorthamptonUSA

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