1: Introduction 2: A preview: the Laws of Motion 3: Something odd is happening all around us 4: Spacetime 5: Reference frames and coordinates 6: The basic principles of Relativity 7: Foundations re-explored. 8: Navigating in spacetime 9: Faster than light 10: Introduction to momentum and energy 11: Conclusion
Andrew M. Steane was born in Bath, England (1965) and educated at Christ's Hospital school and Oxford University. He has been Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford since 2002 and has been a Visiting Professor at various institutes. Steane was awarded the Maxwell Medal and Prize of the Institute of Physics in 2000 for his work on quantum error correction. He has given numerous public lectures and school demonstrations in physics.
`This is a book which is really irreproachable' Hans Bouma, NVOX `Steane's book is original - it really starts with a level accessible to gifted schoolchildren and then guides the reader in a step-by-step manner and without much formalism to the central concepts of the theory. The book is perhaps as elementary as it can be without making undue oversimplifications.' Claus Kiefer, University of Cologne, Germany