introduction to the theory of relativity.

by W. G. V. Rosser

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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

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The formalism used throughout the entire book makes it hard for you introduction to the theory of relativity. book 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 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.4/5(4).

Introduction to the theory of relativity and the principles of modern physics (A Blaisdell book in the pure and applied sciences) Hardcover – January 1, by Hüseyin Yílmaz (Author)Author: Hüseyin Yílmaz.

A fantastic introduction to general relativity and cosmology. Highly recommended for undergraduate level mathematics course on general relativity or cosmology, along with Schaum's Outline of Tensor Calculus/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. Introduction to the Theory of Relativity.

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, more.)4/5(1).

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).

Systematic and logically complete, the book develops the basic ideas of the theory of relativity in three interconnected parts. Part I, "The Special Theory of Relativity," deals with such topics as frames of reference, the Lorentz transformation, relativistic mechanics of mass points, relativistic electrodynamics, the mechanics of continuous matter, and applications.

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

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Find books. General relativity is a beautiful scheme for describing the gravitational fleld and the equations it obeys. Nowadays this theory is often used as a prototype for other, more intricate constructions to describe forces between elementary particles or other branches of fundamental physics.

This is why in an introduction to general relativity it is of. 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. The revised and updated 2nd edition of this established textbook provides a self-contained introduction to the general theory of relativity, describing not only the physical principles and application.

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.

Abstract 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 by: Einstein hypothesized that the similar experiences of weightless observers and inertial observers in special relativity represented a fundamental property of gravity, and he made this the cornerstone of his theory of general relativity, formalized in his equivalence principle.

Roughly speaking, the principle states that a person in a free-falling elevator cannot tell that they are in free fall. Introduction to the Theory of Relativity by Peter Gabriel Bergmann with a foreword by Albert Einstein.

Prentice-Hall,printing, Hardcover without dust jacket, Good condition, page tanning, no underlining, no highlighting, Rating: % positive. 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, in addition to the usual menu of topics one is accustomed to finding in introductions to special relativity, a wide variety of results of more Brand: Springer-Verlag New York. Introduction to the Theory of Relativity by Peter Bergmann Part 1: Chapters 1- 5 Prentice Hall, New York, Skip to main content This banner text can have markup.

Introduction to the Theory of Relativity. By Prof. Peter Gabriel Bergmann. (Prentice-Hall Physics Series.) Pp. xvi + (New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc., ) Author: W. Mccrea. 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.

Introduction to the Special Theory of Relativity by Claude Kacser and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   There are a great number of really excellent books on relativity, but no particular book is good for everyone: the reader is as important as that which is being read.

To be honest I imagine that self-learning relativity to be quite difficult. 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.

It is suitable for those who has not yet started to physics degree or will not, but would like to understand the theory in a deeper and mathematical manner.

Introductory General Relativity. These books are "introductory" because they assume no knowledge of relativity, special or general.

Additionally, they do not require the reader to have any knowledge of topology or geometry. Carroll (), Spacetime and Geometry. (I) $\star$ A standard first book in GR. In the words of Einstein: 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.

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: Einstein's theory of relativity.

The reader is assumed to have but little mathematical knowledge. Topics covered includes: Geometry and Cosmology, The Fundamental Laws of Classical Mechanics, The Newtonian World-System, The Fundamental Laws of Optics, The Fundamental Laws of Electrodynamics and Einstein's Special Principle of Relativity.Written by bestselling author Walter Isaacson, Einsten is an introduction to, and celebration of, the scientist whose name is synonymous with ingenuity and intelligence.

From his remarkable theory of relativity and the famous equation E=mc2 to his concept of.