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Special Relativity

Special Relativity - T.M. Helliwell This might be the single best physics textbook of any kind I've ever read, and I've read and/or used quite a few of them. Excellent explanations, well written examples and good applications. I used it for a combined relativity/waves course for sophomore physics majors I taught, and the students loved it. I'd recommend this for a course or for anyone interested in relativity, even as a self-study. It's very clear.