Introducing Relativity

Author: Bruce Bassett
Editor: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848317700
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It is now more than a century since Einstein's theories of Special and General Relativity began to revolutionise our view of the universe. Beginning near the speed of light and proceeding to explorations of space-time and curved spaces, "Introducing Relativity" plots a visually accessible course through the thought experiments that have given shape to contemporary physics. Scientists from Newton to Hawking add their unique contributions to this story, as we encounter Einstein's astounding vision of gravity as the curvature of space-time and arrive at the breathtakingly beautiful field equations. Einstein's legacy is reviewed in the most advanced frontiers of physics today - black holes, gravitational waves, the accelerating universe and string theory. This is a superlative, fascinating graphic account of Einstein's strange world and how his legacy has been built upon since.

Introducing Relativity

Author: Bruce Bassett
Editor: Totem Books
ISBN: 9781840463729
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This book begins with life near the speed of life near the speed of ligh and explores idas of of space-time and curved space.

Introduction To Relativity

Author: William D. McGlinn
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801870477
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"This book contains a tremendous amount of information for its size. The discussions are clear and to the point... Any teacher on this subject should seriously consider as a textbook." -- The Physicist

Basic Relativity

Author: Péter Hraskó
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642178108
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This Brief presents a new way of introducing relativity theory, in which perplexing relativistic effects such as time dilation and Lorentz contraction are explained prior to the discussion of Lorentz-transformation. The notion of relativistic mass is shown to contradict the spirit of relativity theory and the true significance of the mass-energy relation is contrasted with the popular view of it. The author discusses the twin paradox from the point of view of both siblings. Last but not least, the fundamentals of general relativity are described, including the recent Gravity Probe B experiment.

Introducing Special Relativity

Author: W.S.C. Williams
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 042983702X
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Introducing Special Relativity provides an easy and rewarding way into special relativity for first and second year university students studying physics. The author establishes the fundamentals of relativity at the outset of this book so readers fully understand the principles and know how to them before moving on to subjects, like time dilation, that often are a source of difficulty for students. The primary topics addressed include conserved relativistic energy and momentum, applications of the Lorentz transformation, and developments in 20th-century physics. This volume also reviews some of the early experiments in the development of special relativity.

Introduction To Relativistic Quantum Chemistry

Author: Kenneth G. Dyall
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195140869
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This book introduces relativistic methods in quantum chemistry to non-experts and students. Its five sections cover classical relativity background; the Dirac equation; four-component methods, including symmetry, correlation, and properties; approximate methods, including perturbation theory, transformed Hamiltonians, regular approximations, matrix approximations, and pseudopotential methods; and an overview of relativistic effects on bonding

Introducing Particle Physics

Author: Tom Whyntie
Editor: Icon Books
ISBN: 1848317646
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What really happens at the most fundamental levels of nature? Introducing Particle Physics explores the very frontiers of our knowledge, even showing how particle physicists are now using theory and experiment to probe our very concept of what is real. From the earliest history of the atomic theory through to supersymmetry, micro-black holes, dark matter, the Higgs boson, and the possibly mythical graviton, practising physicist and CERN contributor Tom Whyntie gives us a mind-expanding tour of cutting-edge science. Featuring brilliant illustrations from Oliver Pugh, Introducing Particle Physics is a unique tour through the most astonishing and challenging science being undertaken today.

Introducing Einstein S Relativity

Author: Ray D'Inverno
Editor: Peterson's
ISBN: 9780198596868
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There is little doubt that Einstein's theory of relativity captures the imagination. Not only has it radically altered the way we view the universe, but the theory also has a considerable number of surprises in store. This is especially so in the three main topics of current interest thatthis book reaches, namely: black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology.The main aim of this textbook is to provide students with a sound mathematical introduction coupled to an understanding of the physical insights needed to explore the subject. Indeed, the book follows Einstein in that it introduces the theory very much from a physical point of view. Afterintroducing the special theory of relativity, the basic field equations of gravitation are derived and discussed carefully as a prelude to first solving them in simple cases and then exploring the three main areas of application.Einstein's theory of relativity is undoubtedly one of the greatest achievements of the human mind. Yet, in this book, the author makes it possible for students with a wide range of abilities to deal confidently with the subject. Based on the author's fifteen years experience of teaching thissubject, this is achieved by breaking down the main arguments into simple logical steps. The book includes numerous illustrative diagrams and exercises (of varying degrees of difficulty), and as a result this book makes an excellent course for any student coming to the subject for the firsttime.

Introduction To General Relativity And The Cosmological Constant Problem

Author: Marcelo Samuel Berman
Editor: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781594547171
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This book is an introductory text in General Relativity, while also focusing some solutions to the cosmological constant problem, which consists in an amazing 100 orders of magnitude discrepancy between the value of this constant in the present Universe, and its estimated value in the very early epoch. The author suggests that the constant is in fact, a time-varying function of the age of the Universe. The book offers a wealth of cosmological models, treats up to date findings, like the verification of the Lense-Thirring effect in the year 2004, and the recently published research by Cooperstock and Tieu (2005) suggesting that "dark" matter is not a necessary concept in order to explain the rotational velocities of stars around galaxies' nuclei. This is a mathematical cosmology textbook that may lead undergraduates, and graduate students to one of the frontiers of research, while keeping the prerequisites to a minimum, because most of the theory in the book requires only prior knowledge of Calculus and a University Physics course.

Relativity And Gravitation

Author: Philippe Tourrenc
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521456852
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The book, first published in 1997, covers all aspects of special relativity and relativistic gravitation in a compact presentation.