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

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)

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.

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.

General Relativity

General Relativity
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Author: Norbert Straumann
Pages: 676
ISBN: 9783662118276
Release: 2013-11-11
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The foundations are thoroughly developed together with the required mathematical background from differential geometry developed in Part III. The author also discusses the tests of general relativity in detail, including binary pulsars, with much space is devoted to the study of compact objects, especially to neutron stars and to the basic laws of black-hole physics. This well-structured text and reference enables readers to easily navigate through the various sections as best matches their backgrounds and perspectives, whether mathematical, physical or astronomical. Very applications oriented, the text includes very recent results, such as the supermassive black-hole in our galaxy and first double pulsar system

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

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.

Relativity Made Relatively Easy

Relativity Made Relatively Easy
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Author: Andrew M. Steane
Pages: 419
ISBN: 9780199662869
Release: 2012-10-04
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book unfolds the subject of Relativity for undergraduate students of physics. It is intended to allow an undergraduate physics course to extend somewhat further and wider in this area than has traditionally been the case, while ensuring that the mainstream of students can handle the material. Introducing Lorentz invariants and four-vectors early on, but postponing tensor notation till it is needed, the aim is to make manageable what would otherwise beregarded as hard; to make derivations as simple as possible and physical ideas as transparent as possible.

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.

Lecture Notes on the General Theory of Relativity

Lecture Notes on the General Theory of Relativity
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Author: Øyvind Grøn
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9780387881331
Release: 2009-04-20
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book collects lectures on the general theory of relativity given by Dr. Øyvind Grøn at the University of Oslo, Norway. This accessible text allows students to follow the deductions all the way throughout the book.

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.

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.

What Is Relativity An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein s Ideas and Why They Matter

What Is Relativity    An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein s Ideas  and Why They Matter
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Author: Jeffrey Bennett
Pages: 208
ISBN: 023116727X
Release: 2015-05-12
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Explains the fundamental principles of relativity, describing such aspects of the theory as black holes, curvature of spacetime, and singularity, as well as its practical applications in everyday life.

Relativity and Common Sense

Relativity and Common Sense
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Author: Hermann Bondi,Sir Hermann Bondi
Pages: 177
ISBN: MINN:319510005475738
Release: 1964
Editor: Dover Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This radically reoriented and popular presentation of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity derives its concepts from Newtonian ideas rather than by opposing them. It demonstrates that time is relative rather than absolute, that high speeds affect the nature of time, and that acceleration affects speed, time, and mass. Very little mathematics is required, and 60 illustrations augment the text.

Special Relativity

Special Relativity
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Author: Thomas M. Helliwell
Pages: 305
ISBN: UCSD:31822037440666
Release: 2010
Editor: Univ Science Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Special Relativity is a superb text for students to begin or continue a serious study of physics. Describing the most accessible of the 20th-century revolutions, it also illustrates the fact that nature is stranger than one imagines. The book evolved through years of teaching a highly-successful course to thousands of first-year students in science and engineering. It is appropriate as part of an introductory physics course, as a supplement to a "modern physics" course, as a text for a special topics or advanced placement course, or even as a supplement in an advanced undergraduate course. Numerous illustrations, examples, and problems are presented throughout, with the concise mathematical description postponed until after the reader has built up some physical intuition for what is going on. The book contains many applications, from particle decays, colliding-beam experiments and photon rockets to a brief introduction to relativistic gravitation, including the Principle of Equivalence, the effect of altitude on clocks, and the Global Positioning System. Ten appendices can be taken up as interest and time allow, including The "Cosmic Speed Limit." The book is a serious introduction, praised for its clarity, accessibility, and informal, light-hearted style.

Relativity Gravitation and Cosmology

Relativity  Gravitation and Cosmology
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Author: Robert J. Lambourne
Pages: 312
ISBN: 0521131383
Release: 2010-06
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The textbook introduces students to basic geometric concepts, such as metrics, connections and curvature, before examining general relativity in more detail. It shows the observational evidence supporting the theory, and the description general relativity provides of black holes and cosmological spacetimes. --

Differential Forms and the Geometry of General Relativity

Differential Forms and the Geometry of General Relativity
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Author: Tevian Dray
Pages: 321
ISBN: 9781466510005
Release: 2014-10-20
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Differential Forms and the Geometry of General Relativity provides readers with a coherent path to understanding relativity. Requiring little more than calculus and some linear algebra, it helps readers learn just enough differential geometry to grasp the basics of general relativity. The book contains two intertwined but distinct halves. Designed for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students in mathematics or physics, most of the text requires little more than familiarity with calculus and linear algebra. The first half presents an introduction to general relativity that describes some of the surprising implications of relativity without introducing more formalism than necessary. This nonstandard approach uses differential forms rather than tensor calculus and minimizes the use of "index gymnastics" as much as possible. The second half of the book takes a more detailed look at the mathematics of differential forms. It covers the theory behind the mathematics used in the first half by emphasizing a conceptual understanding instead of formal proofs. The book provides a language to describe curvature, the key geometric idea in general relativity.

Relativity

Relativity
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Author: Albert Einstein
Pages: 312
ISBN: 0691166331
Release: 2015-04-26
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

After completing the final version of his general theory of relativity in November 1915, Albert Einstein wrote a book about relativity for a popular audience. His intention was “to give an exact insight into the theory of relativity to those readers who, from a general scientific and philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant with the mathematical apparatus of theoretical physics.” The book remains one of the most lucid explanations of the special and general theories ever written. In the early 1920s alone, it was translated into ten languages, and fifteen editions in the original German appeared over the course of Einstein’s lifetime. This new edition of Einstein’s celebrated book features an authoritative English translation of the text along with an introduction and a reading companion by Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn that examines the evolution of Einstein’s thinking and casts his ideas in a broader present-day context. A special chapter explores the history of and the stories behind the early foreign-language editions in light of the reception of relativity in different countries. This edition also includes a survey of the introductions from those editions, covers from selected early editions, a letter from Walther Rathenau to Einstein discussing the book, and a revealing sample from Einstein’s handwritten manuscript. Published on the hundredth anniversary of general relativity, this handsome edition of Einstein’s famous book places the work in historical and intellectual context while providing invaluable insight into one of the greatest scientific minds of all time.

Group Theory and General Relativity

Group Theory and General Relativity
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Author: Moshe Carmeli
Pages: 391
ISBN: 1860942342
Release: 2000
Editor: World Scientific

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is the only book on the subject of group theory and Einstein's theory of gravitation. It contains an extensive discussion on general relativity from the viewpoint of group theory and gauge fields. It also puts together in one volume many scattered, original works, on the use of group theory in general relativity theory. There are twelve chapters in the book. The first six are devoted to rotation and Lorentz groups, and their representations. They include the spinor representation as well as the infinite-dimensional representations. The other six chapters deal with the application of groups -- particularly the Lorentz and the SL(2, C) groups -- to the theory of general relativity. Each chapter is concluded with a set of problems. The topics covered range from the fundamentals of general relativity theory, its formulation as an SL(2, C) gauge theory, to exact solutions of the Einstein gravitational field equations. The important Bondi-Metzner-Sachs group, and its representations, conclude the book The entire book is self-contained in both group theory and general relativity theory, and no prior knowledge of either is assumed. The subject of this book constitutes a relevant link between field theoreticians and general relativity theoreticians, who usually work rather independently of each other. The treatise is highly topical and of real interest to theoretical physicists, general relativists and applied mathematicians. It is invaluable to graduate students and research workers in quantum field theory, general relativity and elementary particle theory.