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# Relativity & Gravitation

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## subcategories

**General Relativity** (38)

**Quantum Gravity** (17)

**Special Relativity** (19)

**Supergravity** (8)

## e-books in this category

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**Accelerating Universe: Theory versus Experiment**

by **Moshe Carmeli** - **arXiv** , **2002**

We present gravitation as a theory in which the coordinates are distances and velocities between galaxies. We show three possibilities for the Universe to expand. Comparison with general relativity theory is finally made ...

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**The Far Horizons of Time: Time and Mind in the Universe**

by **H. Chris Ransford** - **De Gruyter Open Ltd** , **2015**

Assuming no prior knowledge by the reader, the book raises specific, hitherto overlooked questions about how time works, such as how and why anyone can be made to be, at the very same instant, simultaneous with events that are actually days apart.

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**The Gravitation Theory Review**

by **Alexander G. Kyriakos** - **viXra** , **2016**

In this book we will survey various alternative approaches to the problem of gravitation pursued around the turn of the last century and try to assess their potential for integrating the contemporary knowledge of gravitation.

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**Observers and Splitting Structures in Relativistic Electrodynamics**

by **Bernhard Auchmann, Stefan Kurz** - **arXiv** , **2014**

We introduce a relativistic splitting structure as a means to map equations of electromagnetism from curved four-dimensional space-time to 3-dimensional observer's space. We focus on mathematical structures that are motivated by the physical theory.

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**A Theory of Gravitation in Flat Space-Time**

by **Walter Petry** - **Science Publishing Group** , **2014**

In this work the theory of gravitation in flat space-time is summarized. Most of the results of the theory of gravitation in flat space-time are compared with those of general relativity. We only give a small part of the experimental results.

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**The Experimental Status of Special and General Relativity**

by **Orfeu Bertolami, Jorge Paramos** - **arXiv** , **2012**

In this contribution, the authors assess the current experimental status of Special and General Relativity. Particular emphasis is put on putative extensions of these theories and on how these could be detected experimentally.

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**The Theory of General Relativity and Gravitation**

by **Ludwik Silberstein** - **D. Van Nostrand** , **1922**

The first six lectures are devoted to Special Relativity, and the remaining ones to Einstein's General Relativity and Gravitation Theory and to relativistic Electromagnetism. Due attention is given to the critically conceptual side of the subject.

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**Readable Relativity**

by **Clement V. Durrell** - **G. Bell & Sons** , **1926**

Concise and practical, this text sketches the mathematical background essential to understanding the fundamentals of relativity theory. Subjects include the velocity of light, measurement of time and distance, and properties of mass and momentum.

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**Space: from Euclid to Einstein**

by **Roy McWeeny** - **Learning Development Institute** , **2011**

This book goes back to the work of the philosophers and astronomers of two thousand years ago; and it extends to that of Einstein, whose work laid the foundations for our present-day ideas about the nature of space itself.

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**Electric and Magnetic Aspects of Gravitational Theories**

by **Francois Dehouck** - **arXiv** , **2011**

This thesis deals with the construction of conserved charges for asymptotically flat spacetimes at spatial infinity in four spacetime dimensions in a pedagogical way. It highlights the difficulties with understanding the gravitational duality...

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**Easy Lessons in Einstein**

by **Edwin Emery Slosson** - **Brace and Howe** , **1920**

What is this theory of relativity and why is it so important? The mathematics of it are too much for most of us, but we can get some notion of it by a familiar illustration. A discussion of the more intelligible features of the theory of relativity.

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**An Introduction to the Theory of Relativity**

by **L. Bolton** - **E.P. Dutton & Co.** , **1921**

This little book gives a remarkably readable and intelligible account of the theory of relativity. The author is presenting his material without presupposing more than elementary algebra and the elements of plane geometry.

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**All Spacetimes Beyond Einstein**

by **Frederic P. Schuller** - **arXiv** , **2011**

Which geometries on a smooth manifold can serve as a spacetime structure? This question is comprehensively addressed from first principles, exploring the kinematics and gravitational dynamics of all tensorial geometries on a smooth manifold.

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**The Meaning of Relativity**

by **Albert Einstein** - **Princeton University Press** , **1922**

A condensed unified presentation intended for one who has already digested the mechanics of tensor theory and physical basis of relativity. Einstein's little book serves as an excellent tying-together of loose ends and as a survey of the subject.

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**Modern Relativity**

by **David Waite** - **modernrelativitysite.com** , **2005**

This is a textbook on theories of special and general relativity. It is assumed that the reader has an understanding of mathematics through calculus and partial differential equations. The relevant tensor calculus is presented throughout as needed.

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**The Einstein Theory of Relativity**

by **Hendrik Antoon Lorentz** - **Feedbooks** , **1920**

There is a constant demand for information about this much-debated topic of relativity. In order to make a popular explanation of this far-reaching theory available, the present book is published. (first published in 1920)

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**Relativity For Physics Students**

by **G. B. Jeffery** - **Methuen & Company** , **1924**

Contents: The origins of the theory; Michelson-Morley experiment and the Lorentz transformation; Laws of motion and electro-magnetism; Restricted principle of relativity and some consequences; Equivalence hypothesis; Four-dimensional continuum; etc.

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**Today's Take on Einstein's Relativity**

by **H. B. Tilton, F. Smarandache** - **Pima College Press** , **2005**

These are the proceedings of the Conference at Pima Community College, East Campus, February 18, 2005, at which six papers were presented. Disciplines represented: astronomy, computer science, engineering physics and mathematics.

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**The Landscape of Theoretical Physics**

by **Matej Pavsic** - **arXiv** , **2006**

This a book is for those who would like to learn something about special and general relativity beyond the usual textbooks, about quantum field theory, the elegant Fock-Schwinger-Stueckelberg proper time formalism, and much more.

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**The Theory Of Gravity**

by **A. A. Logunov** - **arXiv** , **2002**

In the framework of the special theory of relativity, the relativistic theory of gravitation is constructed. The energy-momentum tensor density of all the matter fields (including gravitational one) is treated as a source of the gravitational field.

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**Einstein for Everyone**

by **John D. Norton** - **Nullarbor Press** , **2008**

Aimed at people who do not know enough physics to understand what Einstein did and why it was so important. The course presents just enough of Einstein's physics to give students an independent sense of what he achieved and what he did not achieve.

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**Relativity: The Special and General Theory**

by **Albert Einstein** - **Methuen & Co Ltd** , **1924**

How better to learn the Special Theory of Relativity and the General Theory of Relativity than directly from their creator, Albert Einstein himself? Einstein describes the theories that made him famous, illuminating his case with numerous examples.

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**Many-Minds Relativity**

by **Claes Johnson** , **2008**

The book offers an alternative to Einstein's special theory of relativity, with the main purpose of developing a form of relativity, which can be combined with quantum mechanics and thus can open to a unified field theory.

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**The Light Cone: an illuminating introduction to relativity**

by **Rob Salgado** - **Syracuse University** , **2005**

This is an elementary introduction to the Theory of Relativity. The intended audience is a class of nonscience undergraduates. Our plan is to follow a pseudo-historical development of how we came to understand the spacetime of General Relativity.

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**Reflections on Relativity**

- **MathPages**

This book examines the evolution of the principle of relativity in its classical, special, and general incarnations, with the aim of showing how it has repeatedly inspired advances in our understanding of the physical world.

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**Classical Electrodynamics and Theory of Relativity**

by **Ruslan Sharipov** - **Samizdat Press** , **2003**

A regular, smooth, and logically consistent introduction to the subject starting with basic facts like Coulomb law and ending with Einstein's theory of gravitation. A book for mathematics students, references to physical intuition are minimized.

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**Tensors and Relativity**

by **Peter Dunsby** , **2004**

Contents: the special theory of relativity, vectors and tensors in special relativity, conceptual basis of general relativity, curved space time and general relativity, Einstein's field equations, Schwarzschild's solution.

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**The Age of Einstein**

by **Frank W. K. Firk** - **Yale University** , **2003**

A book for the inquisitive reader who wishes to understand the main ideas of special and general theory of relativity. Only a modest understanding of high school mathematics is required. A formal account of special relativity is given in an appendix.

(**7189** views)

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