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Re: [Phys-L] proper acceleration, proper time, proper length, spacetime geometry and trigonometry

On Nov 3, 2014, at 11:43 AM, John Denker <> wrote:

On 11/02/2014 12:27 PM, Ken Caviness wrote in part:

_proper_ acceleration

However, today I am trying to make a point: the modern
spacetime viewpoint is not the only way of looking at
things, but it has treeeemendous advantages.

I know there are plenty of introductory-level textbooks,
web sites, and TV "science" shows based on the premise
that the history of relativity began /and ended/ in 1905,
but that is just wrong. Wildly wrong.


Which introductory (freshman, sophomore level) Modern Physics textbooks would you recommend that adopt and espouse the modern (post 1908) spacetime viewpoint?