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Introduction To The Theory Of Relativity

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Physics, Relativity, Science / Relativity, Science : Physics, Sc
ContributionsAlbert Einstein (Foreword)
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ISBN 101432591002
ISBN 139781432591007

This book is one of the first introductions to the theory of relativity that has the endorsement of the discoverer of the theory. Albert Einstein was alive when the book was first published, and writes the foreward to the book. Individuals who want to learn relativity should still take a look at this book, 4/5(4).

The formalism used throughout the entire book makes it hard for you to gain the courage to try to master Relativity in a technical depth. It lacks a light introduction to the basic concepts of Relativity (without math), to use as the foundation from which to build the rest of the book.

Not the best way for someone to start on Relativity Cited by: This book provides and insightful and no-nonsense introduction to Einstein's theory of General Relativity and its basic applications to Cosmology.

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The text follows the author's years of experience teaching an undergraduate course on the subject. The book nicely reflects his approach of the subject/5(29). The revised and updated 2 nd edition of this established textbook provides a self-contained introduction to the general theory of relativity, describing not only the physical principles and applications of the theory, but also the mathematics needed, in particular the calculus of differential forms.

Updated throughout, the book contains more detailed explanations and extended discussions of Brand: Springer International Publishing.

Comprehensive coverage of the special theory (frames of reference, Lorentz transformation, relativistic mechanics of mass points, more), the general theory (principle of equivalence, Riemann-Christoffel curvature tensor, more) and the unified theory (Weyl's gauge-invariant geometry, Kaluza's five-dimensional theory and projective field theories, 4/5(1).

This book provides an introduction to the theory of relativity and the mathematics used in its processes.

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Three elements of the book make it stand apart from previously published books on the theory of relativity. First, the book starts at a lower mathematical level than standard books with tensor.

This book offers a presentation of the special theory of relativity that is mathematically rigorous and yet spells out in considerable detail the physical significance of the mathematics. It treats, Introduction To The Theory Of Relativity book addition to the usual menu of topics one is accustomed to finding in introductions to special relativity, a wide variety of results of more Cited by:   Introduction to the theory of relativity Item Preview remove-circle Internet Archive Contributor Internet Archive Language English.

Includes bibliographical references and index Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Internet Archive Books. Scanned in :   Introduction: If we say that the modern science start with the Einstein’s thought about the gravity and their related experiment and the theory of light for reflection and others depending on particle nature of the light then we must find that the whole theory and experiment of physics actually based on the Newton’s laws of motion and his.

relativity to general relativity. In special relativity, the i has a considerable practical advantage: Lorentz transformations are orthogonal, and all inner products only come with + signs.

No confusion over signs remain. The use of a ¡ + ++ metric, or worse even, a + ¡. It is the purpose of this book to provide an introduction to the Special Theory of Relativity which is accessible to any stu­ dent who has had an introduction to general physics and some slight acquaintance with the calculus.

Much of the material is at a level suitable for high school students who have had advanced placement in physics and. Introduction to the Theory of Relativity book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Comprehensive coverage of the special theory (fra /5(12).

This book gives an excellent introduction to the theory of special relativity. Professor Resnick presents a fundamental and unified development of the subject with unusually clear discussions of the aspects that usually trouble beginners.

He includes, for example, a section on the common sense of by:   well, there are plenty of books to choose from. My personal favourites are that of schutz and narlikar. a thorough reading of “introduction to general theory of relativity - j v narlikar” will introduce one with the basic and fundamental concepts of gtr.

schutz should be read after narlikar. It is the purpose of this book to provide an introduction to the Special Theory of Relativity which is accessible to any student who has had an introduction to general physics and some slight acquaintance with the calculus.

Much of the material is at a level suitable for high school students who have had advanced placement in physics and mathematics. Since some of the exposition, particularly Cited by: Introduction to the Theory of Relativity.

Reg. This book presents the theory of relativity for students of physics and mathematics who have had no previous introduction to the subject and whose mathematical training does not go beyond the fields which are necessary for studying classical theoretical physics.

This book gives an excellent introduction to the theory of special relativity. Professor Resnick presents a fundamental and unified development of the subject with unusually clear discussions of the aspects that usually trouble beginners.

He includes, for example, a section on the common sense of relativity/5. There is an old book by Max Born, called Einstein's Theory of Relativity which explains the Special Relativity in great detail without any advanced mathematics and a little bit of General Relativity.

This brief document (less t words) provides an introduction to the special theory of relativity with ample use of diagrams.

The approach is slow and deliberate, providing a nice contrast to the rushed, condensed presentation of college textbooks and : Etienne Parent. Theory of Relativity.

Dover, reprint. In print, ISBN X; list price $ (paperback). This was the first book on relativity theory, written in a burst of youthful enthusiasm by the twenty year old Pauli. Needless to say, it is of purely historical interest today. Here is a book which is quirky but which will be valuable to some.

Introduction to the Theory of Relativity | Peter G. Bergmann, Physics | download | B–OK. Download books for free. Find books. The general theory of relativity, together with the necessary parts of the theory of invariants, is dealt with in the author’s book Die Grundlagen der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie (The Foundations of the General Theory of Relativity) — Joh.

Ambr. Barth, ; this book assumes some familiarity with the special theory of relativity. This popular book is downloaded over 40 times per year and guarantees to be captivating and surprising on every page.

First, the book introduces special relativity in a simple way. What does "relativity" mean. This is an introduction to Einstein's theories of special and general relativity.

This text makes relativity particularly easy and. Special relativity is a cornerstone of the structure of all fundamental theories, and general relativity has blossomed from Einstein's original theory into a cutting-edge applied science.

Applications of Einstein's field equations describe such phenomena as supermassive black holes at the center of galaxies, the spiraling paths of binary pulsars, gravitational lensing caused by massive compact 3/5(1).

This book presents special relativity (SR) from first principles and logically arrives at the conclusions. There will be simple diagrams and some thought experiments.

Although the final form of the theory came to use Minkowski spaces and metric tensors, it is possible to discuss SR using nothing more than high school algebra. A book by Robert Resnick. Albert Einstein 5 Preface (December, ) The present book is intended, as far as possible, to give an exact insight into the theory of Relativity to those readers who, from a general scientific and philosophical point of view,Cited by: The essential mathematical methods for the formulation of general relativity are presented in Chapters 2 and 3 while more advanced techniques are discussed in Appendices A to C.

Wald believes that this is the best way forward because putting all the mathematical techniques at the beginning of the book would prove to be a major obstruction for Author: Robert Wald. After a brief introduction to elementary electromagnetic theory, it is reformulated as a theory in four-dimensions using tensors in Chapter 6.

Finally in Chapter 7, the theory is extended to deal with accelerated motion as “corrections” to Special Relativity. Readership: Scientists of relativity, academicians, physics undergraduates and. Theory of gravity by Albert Einstein. This article is a non-technical introduction to the subject.

For the main encyclopedia article, see General relativity. High-precision test of general relativity by the Cassini space probe (artist's impression): radio signals sent between the Earth and the probe (green wave) are delayed by the warping of.

Introduction to the Theory of Relativity By Prof. Peter Gabriel Bergmann. (Prentice-Hall Physics Series.) there is still room for a plain text-book suitable for undergraduates reading Author: W.

H. Mccrea.Gravity: An Introduction To General Relativity by James Hartle is reasonably good as an introduction, although in order to make the content accessible, he does skip over a lot of mathematical detail.

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For your purposes, you might consider reading the first few chapters just to get the "big picture" if you find other books to be a bit too much at.This book is an introduction to the theories of Special and General Relativity.

The target audience are physicists, engineers and applied scientists who are looking for an understandable introduction to the topic - without too much new mathematics. The fundamental.