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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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reflections on Relativity
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.
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.
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.
The Age of Einstein
by Frank W. K. Firk , 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.