The most important feature in this book is the simple presentation with details of calculations. It is very easy to follow. Fairly sophisticated calculations are developed very rapidly. The presentation is logical and the detailed coverage makes this book very readable and useful. The contents develop Relativity as a modern theory of motion, starting by placing it in historical perspective and. 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. General Theory of Relativity Øyvind Grłn and Sigbjłrn Hervik. Contents Preface xv Notation xvii I INTRODUCTION: NEWTONIAN PHYSICS AND SPECIAL RELATIVITY 1 1 Relativity Principles and Gravitation 3 Lagrangian formulation of General Relativity 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.

This course introduces the basic ideas and equations of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity. If you have hoped to understand the physics of Lorentz contraction, time dilation, the "twin paradox", and E=mc2, you're in the right ledgementsProf. Knuteson wishes to acknowledge that this course was originally designed and taught by Prof. Robert : Bruce Knuteson. OCLC Number: Notes: Includes index. Description: xvi, pages: diagrams ; 24 cm: Contents: Part 1: The special theory of relativity --Frames of Reference, coordinate systems, and coordinate transformation --Classical mechanics --The propagation of light --The Lorentz transformation --Vector and tensor calculus in an n Dimensional continuum --Relativistic mechanics of mass points. A book in which one great mind explains the work of another great mind in terms comprehensible to the layman is a significant achievement. This is such a book. Max Born is a Nobel Laureate () and one of the world's great physicists: in this book he analyzes and interprets the theory of Einsteinian relativity/5(23). The new book by Jeffrey Bennett introduces Einstein’s theory of relativity to a lay audience, explaining why black holes don’t suck and other phenomena.

@article{osti_, title = {Introduction to special relativity}, author = {Resnick, R}, abstractNote = {The theory of special relativity is presented as an introductory part of modern physics. Experimental background of the theory of special relativity'', relativistic kinematics'', relativistics dynamics'' and relativity and electromagnetism'' are covered. General relativity (GR), also known as the general theory of relativity (GTR), is the geometric theory of gravitation published by Albert Einstein in and the current description of gravitation in modern l relativity generalizes special relativity and refines Newton's law of universal gravitation, providing a unified description of gravity as a geometric property of space and. The theory of special relativity was introduced first and was later considered to be a special case of the more comprehensive theory of general relativity. General relativity is a theory of gravitation that Albert Einstein developed between and , with contributions from many others after