General Theory of Relativity

General Theory of Relativity
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Author: P. A.M. Dirac
Pages: 69
ISBN: 069101146X
Release: 1996-01-28
Editor: Princeton University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Einstein's general theory of relativity requires a curved space for the description of the physical world. If one wishes to go beyond superficial discussions of the physical relations involved, one needs to set up precise equations for handling curved space. The well-established mathematical technique that accomplishes this is clearly described in this classic book by Nobel Laureate P.A.M. Dirac. Based on a series of lectures given by Dirac at Florida State University, and intended for the advanced undergraduate, General Theory of Relativity comprises thirty-five compact chapters that take the reader point-by-point through the necessary steps for understanding general relativity.

Relativity A Very Short Introduction

Relativity  A Very Short Introduction
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Author: Russell (Emeritus Professor of Physics Stannard, The Open University UK),Russell Stannard
Pages: 114
ISBN: 9780199236220
Release: 2008-07-24
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Einstein's theory of relativity shattered the world of physics - replacing Newtonian ideas of space and time with bizarre and counterintuitive conclusions: a world of slowing clocks and stretched space, black holes and curved space-time. This Very Short Introduction explores and explains the theory in an accessible and understandable way.

Einstein s Theory of Relativity

Einstein s Theory of Relativity
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Author: Max Born
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9780486607696
Release: 1965
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Nobel Prize-winning physicist explains the historical background and scientific principles of Einstein's famous theory

Relativity Simply Explained

Relativity Simply Explained
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Author: Martin Gardner
Pages: 179
ISBN: 0486293157
Release: 1997-01-01
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

One of the subject's clearest, most entertaining introductions offers lucid explanations of special and general theories of relativity, gravity, and spacetime, models of the universe, and more. 100 illustrations.

Time and the Metaphysics of Relativity

Time and the Metaphysics of Relativity
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Author: W.L. Craig
Pages: 279
ISBN: 0792366689
Release: 2001
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The larger project of which this volume forms part is an attempt to craft a coherent doctrine of divine eternity and God's relationship to time. Central to this project is the integration of the concerns of theology with the concept of time in relativity theory. This volume provides an accessible and philosophically informed examination of the concept of time in relativity, the ultimate aim being the achievement of a tenable theological synthesis.

Relativity

Relativity
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Author: Albert Einstein,General Press
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9789380914220
Release: 2016-05-30
Editor: GENERAL PRESS

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Albert Einstein is the unquestioned founder of modern physics. His theory of relativity is the most important scientific idea of the modern era. In this book Einstein explains, using the minimum of mathematical terms, the basic ideas and principles of the theory which has shaped the world we live in today. Unsurpassed by any subsequent books on relativity, this remains the most popular and useful exposition of Einstein’s immense contribution to human knowledge. In this work Einstein intended, as far as possible, to give an exact insight into the theory of relativity to those readers who, from a general and scientific philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant with the mathematical apparatus of theoretical physics. The theory of relativity enriched physics and astronomy during the 20th century. (Relativity: The Special and the General Theory by Albert Einstein, 9789380914220)

Introduction to Relativity

Introduction to Relativity
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Author: John B. Kogut
Pages: 178
ISBN: 9780080924083
Release: 2012-12-02
Editor: Academic Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Introduction to Relativity is intended to teach physics and astronomy majors at the freshman, sophomore or upper-division levels how to think about special and general relativity in a fundamental, but accessible, way. Designed to render any reader a "master of relativity", everything on the subject is comprehensible and derivable from first principles. The book emphasizes problem solving, contains abundant problem sets, and is conveniently organized to meet the needs of both student and instructor. Simplicity: the book teaches space and time in relativity in a physical fashion with minimal mathematics Conciseness: the book teaches relativity by emphasizing the basic simplicity of the principles at work Visualization: space-time diagrams (Minkowski) illustrate phenomena from simultaneity to the resolution of the twin paradox in a concrete fashion Worked problems: two chapters of challenging problems solved in several ways illustrate and teach the principles Problem sets: each chapter is accompanied by a full set of problems for the student that teach the principles and some new phenonmena

Relativity for Scientists and Engineers

Relativity for Scientists and Engineers
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Author: Ray Skinner
Pages: 372
ISBN: 9780486781365
Release: 2014-06-18
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An ideal choice for undergraduate students of science and engineering, this book presents a thorough exploration of the basic concepts of relativity. The treatment provides more than the typical coverage of introductory texts, and it offers maximum flexibility since many sections may be used independently, in altered order, or omitted altogether. Numerous problems — most with hints and answers — make this volume ideal for supplementary reading and self-study. Nearly 300 diagrams illuminate the three-part treatment, which examines special relativity in terms of kinematics and introductory dynamics as well as general relativity. Specific topics include the speed of light, the relative character of simultaneity, the Lorentz transformation, the conservation of momentum and energy, nuclei and fundamental particles, the principle of equivalence and curved space-time, Einstein's equations, and many other topics.

General Relativity

General Relativity
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Author: Norbert Straumann
Pages: 736
ISBN: 9789400754096
Release: 2012-10-09
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book provides a completely revised and expanded version of the previous classic edition ‘General Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics’. In Part I the foundations of general relativity are thoroughly developed, while Part II is devoted to tests of general relativity and many of its applications. Binary pulsars – our best laboratories for general relativity – are studied in considerable detail. An introduction to gravitational lensing theory is included as well, so as to make the current literature on the subject accessible to readers. Considerable attention is devoted to the study of compact objects, especially to black holes. This includes a detailed derivation of the Kerr solution, Israel’s proof of his uniqueness theorem, and a derivation of the basic laws of black hole physics. Part II ends with Witten’s proof of the positive energy theorem, which is presented in detail, together with the required tools on spin structures and spinor analysis. In Part III, all of the differential geometric tools required are developed in detail. A great deal of effort went into refining and improving the text for the new edition. New material has been added, including a chapter on cosmology. The book addresses undergraduate and graduate students in physics, astrophysics and mathematics. It utilizes a very well structured approach, which should help it continue to be a standard work for a modern treatment of gravitational physics. The clear presentation of differential geometry also makes it useful for work on string theory and other fields of physics, classical as well as quantum.

The Einstein Theory of Relativity

The Einstein Theory of Relativity
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Author: Lillian R. Lieber
Pages: 346
ISBN: 9781589880443
Release: 2008
Editor: Paul Dry Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"A clear and vivid exposition of the essential ideas and methods of the theory of relativity...can be warmly recommended especially to those who cannot spend too much time on the subject." -- Albert Einstein. Using "just enough mathematics to help and not to hinder the lay reader", Lillian Lieber provides a thorough explanation of Einstein's theory of relativity. Her delightful style, in combination with her husband's charming illustrations, makes for an interesting and accessible read about one of the greatest ideas of all times.

Essential Relativity

Essential Relativity
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Author: W. Rindler
Pages: 284
ISBN: 354007970X
Release: 1977-05-05
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Relativistic cosmology has in recent years become one of the most exciting and active branches of current research. In conference after conference the view is expressed that cosmology today is where particle physics was forty years ago, with major discoveries just waiting to happen. Also gravitational wave detectors, presently under construction or in the testing phase, promise to open up an entirely novel field of physics. The book's basic purpose is to make relativity come alive conceptually. Hence the emphasis on the foundations and the logical subtleties rather than on the mathematics or the detailed experiments per se.

Relativity

Relativity
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Author: Albert Einstein,Robert W. Lawson
Pages: 168
ISBN: 048641714X
Release: 2001-01-01
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book contains the great physicist's own explanation of both the special and general theories of relativity. Written for readers interested in the theory but not conversant with the mathematical apparatus of theoretical physics, it presents the ideas in their simplest, most intelligible form.

An Illustrated Guide to Relativity

An Illustrated Guide to Relativity
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Author: Tatsu Takeuchi
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780521141000
Release: 2010-09-09
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presents a step-by-step explanation of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity through a series of diagrams rather than equations.

A First Course in General Relativity

A First Course in General Relativity
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Author: Bernard Schutz
Pages: 393
ISBN: 9780521887052
Release: 2009-05-14
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Second edition of a widely-used textbook providing the first step into general relativity for undergraduate students with minimal mathematical background.

General Relativity

General Relativity
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Author: M. P. Hobson,G. P. Efstathiou,A. N. Lasenby
Pages: 572
ISBN: 0521829518
Release: 2006-02-02
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An advanced textbook providing a clear mathematical introduction to general relativity and its physical applications.

Relativity

Relativity
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Author: Albert Einstein
Pages: 158
ISBN: 1891396307
Release: 2010-12-01
Editor: Martino Fine Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Einstein describes the theories that made him famous, illuminating his case with numerous examples and a smattering of maths. The book is not casual reading but for those who appreciate his work without diving into the arcana of theoretical physics.

Geometry Relativity and the Fourth Dimension

Geometry  Relativity  and the Fourth Dimension
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Author: Rudy von Bitter Rucker
Pages: 133
ISBN: 0486234002
Release: 1977-01-01
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Exposition of fourth dimension, concepts of relativity as Flatland characters continue adventures. Topics include curved space time as a higher dimension, special relativity, and shape of space-time. Includes 141 illustrations.

What Is Relativity

What Is Relativity
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Author: Jeffrey Bennett
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780231167260
Release: 2014-02-25
Editor: Columbia University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An astrophysicist offers an entertaining introduction to Einstein's theories, explaining how well they have held up to rigorous testing over the years, and even describing the amazing phenomena readers would actually experience if they took a trip through a black hole.

How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog

How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog
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Author: Chad Orzel
Pages: 327
ISBN: 9780465023318
Release: 2012
Editor: Basic Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Explains the principles of relativity, profiling leading minds such as Albert Einstein, Brian Greene, and Stephen Hawking to simplify their theories on time dilation, extra dimensions, and relative motion.

Physical Relativity

Physical Relativity
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Author: Harvey R. Brown
Pages: 225
ISBN: 9780199275830
Release: 2005-11-24
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Physical Relativity explores the nature of the distinction at the heart of Einstein's 1905 formulation of his special theory of relativity: that between kinematics and dynamics. Einstein himself became increasingly uncomfortable with this distinction, and with the limitations of what he called the 'principle theory' approach inspired by the logic of thermodynamics. A handful of physicists and philosophers have over the last century likewise expressed doubts about Einstein'streatment of the relativistic behaviour of rigid bodies and clocks in motion in the kinematical part of his great paper, and suggested that the dynamical understanding of length contraction and time dilation intimated by the immediate precursors of Einstein is more fundamental. Harvey Brown both examines andextends these arguments (which support a more 'constructive' approach to relativistic effects in Einstein's terminology), after giving a careful analysis of key features of the pre-history of relativity theory. He argues furthermore that the geometrization of the theory by Minkowski in 1908 brought illumination, but not a causal explanation of relativistic effects. Finally, Brown tries to show that the dynamical interpretation of special relativity defended in the book is consistent with therole this theory must play as a limiting case of Einstein's 1915 theory of gravity: the general theory of relativity.Appearing in the centennial year of Einstein's celebrated paper on special relativity, Physical Relativity is an unusual, critical examination of the way Einstein formulated his theory. It also examines in detail certain specific historical and conceptual issues that have long given rise to debate in both special and general relativity theory, such as the conventionality of simultaneity, the principle of general covariance, and the consistency or otherwise of the special theory withquantum mechanics. Harvey Brown' s new interpretation of relativity theory will interest anyone working on these central topics in modern physics.