Mathematics of Relativity: Lecture Notes
by G. Y. Rainich
Publisher: Edwards Brothers 1932
Number of pages: 222
We may consider Geometry as a first attempt at a study of the outside world. It may be considered as a deductive system which reflects (in the sense explained above, that is of the existence of a correspondence, etc.) very well our experiences with some features of the outside world, namely features connected with the displacements of what we call rigid bodies. We see at once how much is left out in such a study; in the first place, time is almost entirely left out: in trying to bring into coincidence two triangles we are not interested in whether we move one slowly or rapidly; in describing a circle we are not concerned with uniformity of motion.
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by Benjamin Crowell - LightAndMatter.com
This textbook is a nonmathematical presentation of Einstein's theories of special and general relativity, including a brief treatment of cosmology. It is a set of lecture notes for the author's course Relativity for Poets at Fullerton College.
by Peter Dunsby
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.
by Frank W. K. Firk - Yale University
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.
by Roy McWeeny - Learning Development Institute
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.