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Relativity


  • Author: Albert Einstein
  • Release Date : 1955-04-18
  • Genre: Science & Nature
  • File Size: 6866 Bytes


The theory of relativity, or simply relativity in physics, usually encompasses two theories by Albert Einstein: special relativity and general relativity. [1] (The word relativity can also be used in the context of an older theory, that of Galilean invariance.)...

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Relativity


  • Author: Albert Einstein
  • Release Date : 2012-01-25
  • Genre: Education
  • File Size: 7995722 Bytes


This is the ibook version of the Relativity authored by Albert Einstein in 1916.  The electronic version of the book is available under the Project Gutenberg license. This book is meant only for education purpose. There are 3 parts in this book. The first part is The Special Theory of Relativity. The second part is the The General Theory of Relativity. The third part of the book is The Consideration of the Universe as a Whole...

Relativity  A Very Short Introduction

Relativity A Very Short Introduction


  • Author : Russell (Emeritus Professor of Physics Stannard, The Open University UK)
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-07-24
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199236220


Relativity A Very Short Introduction Book Description :

Einstein's theory of relativity shattered the world of physics - replacing Newtonian ideas of space and time with bizarre and counterintuitive conclusions: a world of slowing clocks and stretched space, black holes and curved space-time. This Very Short Introduction explores and explains the theory in an accessible and understandable way....

Basic Relativity
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Basic Relativity


  • Author : Richard A. Mould
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2001-11-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0387952101


Basic Relativity Book Description :

This comprehensive textbook develops in a logical and coherent way both the formalism and the physical ideas of special and general relativity. Part one focuses on the special theory and begins with the study of relativistic kinematics from three points of view. Part two begins with a chapter introducing differential geometry. Subsequent chapters cover: rotation, the electromagnetic field, and material media. A second chapter on differential geometry provides the background for Einstein's gravitational-field equation and Schwarzschild's solution. The book is aimed at advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in physics or astrophysics....

Relativity

Relativity


  • Author : Albert Einstein
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-07-04
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134596775


Relativity Book Description :

Time magazine's "Man of the Century", Albert Einstein is the founder of modern physics and his theory of relativity is the most important scientific idea of the modern era. In this short book, Einstein explains, using the minimum of mathematical terms, the basic ideas and principles of the theory that has shaped the world we live in today. Unsurpassed by any subsequent books on relativity, this remains the most popular and useful exposition of Einstein's immense contribution to human knowledge. With a new foreword by Derek Raine....

General Relativity  Astrophysics  and Cosmology

General Relativity Astrophysics and Cosmology


  • Author : A.K. Raychaudhuri
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2003-11-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 038740628X


General Relativity Astrophysics and Cosmology Book Description :

For about half a century the general theory of relativity attracted little attention from physicists. However, the discovery of compact objects such as quasars and pulsars, as well as candidates for black holes on the one hand, and the microwave background radiation on the other hand completely changed the picture. In addition, developments in elementary particle physics, such as predictions of the behavior of matter at the ultrahigh energies that might have prevailed in the early stages of the big bang, have greatly en hanced the interest in general relativity. These developments created a large body of readers interested in general relativity, and its applications in astrophysics and cosmology. Having neither the time nor the inclination to delve d...

The Principle of Relativity
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The Principle of Relativity


  • Author : Hendrik Antoon Lorentz
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 1952-01-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0486600815


The Principle of Relativity Book Description :

Here are the 11 papers that forged the general and special theories of relativity: seven papers by Einstein, plus two papers by Lorentz and one each by Minkowski and Weyl. "A thrill to read again the original papers by these giants." — School Science and Mathematics. 1923 edition....

Relativity

Relativity


  • Author : Asghar Qadir
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9971506122


Relativity Book Description :

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 proceeding to show its logical necessity. The development of the Lorentz transformation is given using only one assumption rather than two. Right away in Chapter 3, geometry as required in Special Relativity for extension to General Relativity is introduced. This enables the use of the four-vector formalism of Minkowski. By the end of Chapter 4, the general Lor...

Theory of Relativity

Theory of Relativity


  • Author : Dr. J. K. Goyal, Dr. K. P. Gupta
  • Publisher : Krishna Prakashan Media
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 :


Theory of Relativity Book Description :

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Relativity in Curved Spacetime
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Relativity in Curved Spacetime


  • Author : Eric Baird
  • Publisher : Chocolate Tree Books
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780955706806


Relativity in Curved Spacetime Book Description :

Relativity theory has become one of the icons of Twentieth Century science. It's reckoned to be a difficult subject, taught as a layered series of increasingly difficult mathematics and increasingly abstract concepts. We're told that relativity theory is supposed to be this complicated and counter-intuitive. But how much of this historical complexity is really necessary? Can we bypass the interpretations and paradoxes and pseudoparadoxes of Einstein's special theory and jump directly to a deeper and more intuitive description of reality? What if curvature is a fundamental part of physics, and a final theory of relativity shouldn't reduce to Einstein's "flat" 1905 theory //on principle//? "Relativity..." takes us on a whistlestop tour of Twentieth Cen...

Relativity  Gravitation and Cosmology

Relativity Gravitation and Cosmology


  • Author : Robert J. Lambourne
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0521131383


Relativity Gravitation and Cosmology Book Description :

The textbook introduces students to basic geometric concepts, such as metrics, connections and curvature, before examining general relativity in more detail. It shows the observational evidence supporting the theory, and the description general relativity provides of black holes and cosmological spacetimes. --...

FUNDAMENTALS OF SPECIAL AND GENERAL RELATIVITY  Revised Edition

FUNDAMENTALS OF SPECIAL AND GENERAL RELATIVITY Revised Edition


  • Author : KRORI, K. D.
  • Publisher : PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  • Release Date :
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789388028684


FUNDAMENTALS OF SPECIAL AND GENERAL RELATIVITY Revised Edition Book Description :

Relativity, apart from quantum mechanics, is the greatest wonder in science, unfolded single-handedly in the 20th century by Albert Einstein. The scientist developed general relativity as a logical sequel to special relativity. This comprehensive book presents explication of the conceptual evolution and mathematical derivations of the theories of special and general relativity. The book follows an Einsteinian approach while explaining the concepts and the theories of relativity. Divided into 14 chapters, the revised edition of the book covers elementary concepts of Special relativity, as well as the advanced studies on General relativity. The recent theories like Kerr geometry, Sagnac effect, Vaidya geometry, Raychaudhuri equation and Gravitation phy...