Relativity The Special and General Theory

Relativity  The Special and General Theory
Author: Albert Einstein
Publsiher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2021-07-09
ISBN 10: 9390960711
ISBN 13: 9789390960712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Relativity The Special and General Theory Book Review:

Albert Einstein, a Nobel laureate, has changed the world with his research and theories. He is regarded as the founder of modern physics. Besides ‘Relativity’, he worked on Photoelectric effect, Brownian motion, Special relativity, and Mass-Energy equivalence (E=mc2). They reformed the views on time, space and matter. Allert Einstein developed the general theory of ‘Relativity’. He published ‘Relativity: The Special and the General Theory’ in German. Its first English translation was published in 1920. The book deals with the special theory of relativity, the general theory of relativity, and the considerations on the universe as a whole The book gives an exact insight into the theory of Relativity. It covers, the system of Co-ordinates; The Lorentz Transformation; The experiment of Fizeau; Minkowski’s four dimensional space; The Gravitational Field; Gaussian Co-ordinates; The structure of space, and lot many other scientific concepts thus will be highly beneficial to the Readers. A must have book for everyone related to modern physics.


Author: Antonia Hayes
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN 10: 1501105094
ISBN 13: 9781501105098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Relativity Book Review:

A “beautifully written, heartbreaking” (S. J. Watson) debut novel about a gifted boy who discovers the truth about his past, his overprotective single mother who tries desperately to shield him from it, and the father he has never met who has unexpectedly returned. “Original, compassionate, cleverly plotted, and genuinely difficult to put down.” –Graeme Simsion, New York Times bestselling author of The Rosie Project Twelve-year-old Ethan Forsythe, an exceptionally talented boy obsessed with physics and astronomy, has been raised alone by his mother in Sydney, Australia. Claire, a former professional ballerina, has been a wonderful parent to Ethan, but he’s becoming increasingly curious about his father’s absence in his life. Claire is fiercely protective of her talented, vulnerable son—and of her own feelings. But when Ethan falls ill, tied to a tragic event that occurred during his infancy, her tightly-held world is split open. Thousands of miles away on the western coast of Australia, Mark is trying to forget about the events that tore his family apart, but an unexpected call forces him to confront his past and return home. When Ethan secretly intercepts a letter from Mark to Claire, he unleashes long-suppressed forces that—like gravity—pull the three together again, testing the limits of love and forgiveness. Told from the alternating points of view of Ethan and each of his parents, Relativity is a poetic and soul-searing exploration of unbreakable bonds, irreversible acts, the limits of science, and the magnitude of love.

Geometry Relativity and the Fourth Dimension

Geometry  Relativity  and the Fourth Dimension
Author: Rudy von Bitter Rucker
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 133
Release: 1977-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780486234007
ISBN 13: 0486234002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geometry Relativity and the Fourth Dimension Book Review:

Exposition of fourth dimension, concepts of relativity as Flatland characters continue adventures. Topics include curved space time as a higher dimension, special relativity, and shape of space-time. Includes 141 illustrations.

Lecture Notes on the General Theory of Relativity

Lecture Notes on the General Theory of Relativity
Author: Øyvind Grøn
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2009-04-20
ISBN 10: 0387881336
ISBN 13: 9780387881331
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lecture Notes on the General Theory of Relativity Book Review:

This book collects lectures on the general theory of relativity given by Dr. Øyvind Grøn at the University of Oslo, Norway. This accessible text allows students to follow the deductions all the way throughout the book.

What Is Relativity

What Is Relativity
Author: Jeffrey Bennett
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-02-25
ISBN 10: 0231167261
ISBN 13: 9780231167260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Is Relativity Book Review:

An astrophysicist offers an entertaining introduction to Einstein's theories, explaining how well they have held up to rigorous testing over the years, and even describing the amazing phenomena readers would actually experience if they took a trip through a black hole.

General Relativity

General Relativity
Author: Robert M. Wald
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2010-05-15
ISBN 10: 9780226870373
ISBN 13: 0226870375
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

General Relativity Book Review:

"Wald's book is clearly the first textbook on general relativity with a totally modern point of view; and it succeeds very well where others are only partially successful. The book includes full discussions of many problems of current interest which are not treated in any extant book, and all these matters are considered with perception and understanding."—S. Chandrasekhar "A tour de force: lucid, straightforward, mathematically rigorous, exacting in the analysis of the theory in its physical aspect."—L. P. Hughston, Times Higher Education Supplement "Truly excellent. . . . A sophisticated text of manageable size that will probably be read by every student of relativity, astrophysics, and field theory for years to come."—James W. York, Physics Today

Ancient Relativity

Ancient Relativity
Author: Matthew Duncombe
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-02-13
ISBN 10: 0192585096
ISBN 13: 9780192585097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Relativity Book Review:

Ideas about relativity underlie much ancient Greek philosophy, from Protagorean relativism, to Plato's theory of Forms, Aristotle's category scheme, and relational logic. In Ancient Relativity Matthew Duncombe explores how ancient philosophers, particularly Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, and Sextus Empiricus, understood the phenomenon and how their theories of relativity affected, and were affected by, their broader philosophical outlooks. He argues that ancient philosophers shared a close-knit family of views referred to as 'constitutive relativity', whereby a relative is not simply linked by a relation but is constituted by it. Plato exploits this view in some key arguments concerning the Forms and the partition of the soul. Aristotle adopts the constitutive view in his discussions of relativity in Categories 7 and the Topics and retains it in Metaphysics Delta 15. Duncombe goes on to examine the role relativity plays in Stoic philosophy, especially Stoic physics and metaphysics, and the way Sextus Empiricus thinks about relativity, which does not appeal to the nature of relatives but rather to how we conceive of things as correlative.

The Theory of Relativity

The Theory of Relativity
Author: Katie Parker
Publsiher: Marshall Cavendish
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2009-09
ISBN 10: 9780761443988
ISBN 13: 0761443983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theory of Relativity Book Review:

"Provides comprehensive information on the theory of relativity and how it affects our lives today"--Provided by publisher.

Special and General Relativity

Special and General Relativity
Author: Rainer Dick
Publsiher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2019-02-07
ISBN 10: 1643273809
ISBN 13: 9781643273808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Special and General Relativity Book Review:

This book provides a concise introduction to both the special theory of relativity and the general theory of relativity. The format is chosen to provide the basis for a single semester course which can take the students all the way from the foundations of special relativity to the core results of general relativity: the Einstein equation and the equations of motion for particles and light in curved spacetime. To facilitate access to the topics of special and general relativity for science and engineering students without prior training in relativity or geometry, the relevant geometric notions are also introduced and developed from the ground up. Students in physics, mathematics or engineering with an interest to learn Einstein's theories of relativity should be able to use this book already in the second semester of their third year. The book could also be used as the basis of a graduate level introduction to relativity for students who did not learn relativity as part of their undergraduate training.

Topics in Mathematical Physics General Relativity and Cosmology in Honor of Jerzy Pleba ski

Topics in Mathematical Physics  General Relativity  and Cosmology in Honor of Jerzy Pleba ski
Author: Hugo Garc¡a-Compe n,Bogdan Mielnik,Merced Montesinos
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 513
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9812700471
ISBN 13: 9789812700476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Topics in Mathematical Physics General Relativity and Cosmology in Honor of Jerzy Pleba ski Book Review:

One of modern science's most famous and controversial figures, Jerzy Plebanski was an outstanding theoretical physicist and an author of many intriguing discoveries in general relativity and quantum theory. Known for his exceptional analytic talents, explosive character, inexhaustible energy, and bohemian nights with brandy, coffee, and enormous amounts of cigarettes, he was dedicated to both science and art, producing innumerable handwritten articles - resembling monk's calligraphy - as well as a collection of oil paintings. As a collaborator but also an antagonist of Leopold Infeld's (a coauthor of Albert Einstein's), Plebanski is recognized for designing the "heavenly" and "hyper-heavenly" equations, for introducing new variables to describe the gravitational field, for the exact solutions in Einstein's gravity and in quantum theory, for his classification of the tensor of matter, for some outstanding results in nonlinear electrodynamics, and for analyzing general relativity with continuous sources long before Chandrasekhar et al. A tribute to Plebaski's contributions and the variety of his interests, this is a unique and wide-ranging collection of invited papers, covering gravity quantization, strings, branes, supersymmetry, ideas on the deformation quantization, and lesser known results on the continuous Baker-Campbell-Hausdorff problem.

The Special Theory of Relativity

The Special Theory of Relativity
Author: Farook Rahaman
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2014-10-07
ISBN 10: 8132220803
ISBN 13: 9788132220800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Special Theory of Relativity Book Review:

The book expounds the major topics in the special theory of relativity. It provides a detailed examination of the mathematical foundation of the special theory of relativity, relativistic mass, relativistic mechanics and relativistic electrodynamics. As well as covariant formulation of relativistic mechanics and electrodynamics, the book discusses the relativistic effect on photons. Using a mathematical approach, the text offers graduate students a clear, concise view of the special theory of relativity. Organized into 14 chapters and two appendices, the content is presented in a logical order, and every topic has been dealt with in a simple and lucid manner. To aid understanding of the subject, the book provides numerous relevant worked examples in every chapter. The book’s mathematical approach helps students in their independent study and motivates them to research the topic further.


Author: Arthur William Conway
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 43
Release: 1915
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015064567061
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Relativity Book Review:

Relativity by Arthur William Conway, first published in 1915, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

The Road to Relativity

The Road to Relativity
Author: Hanoch Gutfreund,Jürgen Renn
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2017-05-09
ISBN 10: 0691175810
ISBN 13: 9780691175812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road to Relativity Book Review:

An annotated facsimile edition of Einstein's handwritten manuscript on the foundations of general relativity This richly annotated facsimile edition of "The Foundation of General Relativity" introduces a new generation of readers to Albert Einstein's theory of gravitation. Written in 1915, this remarkable document is a watershed in the history of physics and an enduring testament to the elegance and precision of Einstein's thought. Presented here is a beautiful facsimile of Einstein's original handwritten manuscript, along with its English translation and an insightful page-by-page commentary that places the work in historical and scientific context. Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn's concise introduction traces Einstein's intellectual odyssey from special to general relativity, and their essay "The Charm of a Manuscript" provides a delightful meditation on the varied afterlife of Einstein's text. Featuring a foreword by John Stachel, this handsome edition also includes a biographical glossary of the figures discussed in the book, a comprehensive bibliography, suggestions for further reading, and numerous photos and illustrations throughout.

De Sitter Invariant Special Relativity

De Sitter Invariant Special Relativity
Author: Mu-Lin Yan
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2015-06-24
ISBN 10: 9814618721
ISBN 13: 9789814618724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

De Sitter Invariant Special Relativity Book Review:

Einstein's Special Relativity (E-SR) is the cornerstone of physics. De Sitter invariant SR (dS/AdS-SR) is a natural extension of E-SR, hence it relates to the foundation of physics. This book provides a description to dS/AdS-SR in terms of Lagrangian-Hamiltonian formulation associated with spacetime metric of inertial reference frames. One of the outstanding features of the book is as follows: All discussions on SR are in the inertial reference frames. This is a requirement due to the first principle of SR theory. The descriptions on dS/AdS-SR in this book satisfy this principle. For the curved spacetime in dS/AdS-SR theory, it is highly non-trivial. Contents:General IntroductionOverview of Einstein's Special Relativity (E-SR)De Sitter Invariant Special RelativityDe Sitter Invariant General RelativityDynamics of Expansion of the Universe in General RelativityRelativistic Quantum Mechanics for de Sitter Invariant Special RelativityDistant Hydrogen Atom in CosmologyTemporal and Spatial Variation of the Fine Structure ConstantDe Sitter Invariance of Generally Covariant Dirac Equation Readership: Students and professionals who are interested in de Sitter and anti-de Sitter invariant Special Relativity. Key Features:This is the first book to describe dS/AdS-SR systematically and comprehensivelyThe crucial contributions to dS/AdS-SR due to Lu–Zou–Guo's work (1970's) are interpreted in detail in this book. The conceptions of dS/AdS-SR Mechanics, dS/AdS-SR Quantum Mechanics, dS/AdS-SR General Relativity, and effects of dS/AdS-SR Cosmology are introduced in the book. In the descriptions, many techniques are involvedThe author, Professor Mu-Lin Yan, is an expert in SR, GR, Black Hole Physics, and Particle Physics. He is one of the discoverers of Nieh–Yan topological identity (1982), High genus solution of Yang–Baxter equation of chiral Potts model (1987), and some unusual hadron's states (2005). He also has contributions to the calculations of entropies of black holes, and to the studies of non-perturbative QCDKeywords:De Sitter Invariant Special Relativity;Special Relativity;De Sitter Group

Physical Relativity

Physical Relativity
Author: Harvey R. Brown
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2005-11-24
ISBN 10: 0199275831
ISBN 13: 9780199275830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical Relativity Book Review:

Physical Relativity explores the nature of the distinction at the heart of Einstein's 1905 formulation of his special theory of relativity: that between kinematics and dynamics. Einstein himself became increasingly uncomfortable with this distinction, and with the limitations of what he called the 'principle theory' approach inspired by the logic of thermodynamics. A handful of physicists and philosophers have over the last century likewise expressed doubts about Einstein'streatment of the relativistic behaviour of rigid bodies and clocks in motion in the kinematical part of his great paper, and suggested that the dynamical understanding of length contraction and time dilation intimated by the immediate precursors of Einstein is more fundamental. Harvey Brown both examines andextends these arguments (which support a more 'constructive' approach to relativistic effects in Einstein's terminology), after giving a careful analysis of key features of the pre-history of relativity theory. He argues furthermore that the geometrization of the theory by Minkowski in 1908 brought illumination, but not a causal explanation of relativistic effects. Finally, Brown tries to show that the dynamical interpretation of special relativity defended in the book is consistent with therole this theory must play as a limiting case of Einstein's 1915 theory of gravity: the general theory of relativity.Appearing in the centennial year of Einstein's celebrated paper on special relativity, Physical Relativity is an unusual, critical examination of the way Einstein formulated his theory. It also examines in detail certain specific historical and conceptual issues that have long given rise to debate in both special and general relativity theory, such as the conventionality of simultaneity, the principle of general covariance, and the consistency or otherwise of the special theory withquantum mechanics. Harvey Brown' s new interpretation of relativity theory will interest anyone working on these central topics in modern physics.

Relativity The Theory and Its Philosophy

Relativity  The Theory and Its Philosophy
Author: Roger B. Angel
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2014-05-20
ISBN 10: 1483150038
ISBN 13: 9781483150031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Relativity The Theory and Its Philosophy Book Review:

Relativity: The Theory and its Philosophy provides a completely self-contained treatment of the philosophical foundations of the theory of relativity. It also surveys the most essential mathematical techniques and concepts that are indispensable to an understanding of the foundations of both the special and general theories of relativity. In short, the book includes a crash course in applied mathematics, ranging from elementary trigonometry to the classical tensor calculus. Comprised of 11 chapters, this book begins with an introduction to fundamental mathematical concepts such as sets, relations, and functions; N-tuples, vectors, and matrices; and vector algebra and calculus. The discussion then turns to the concept of relativity and elementary foundations of Newtonian mechanics, as well as the principle of special relativity and its interpretation by means of empiricism and rationalism. Subsequent chapters focus on the status of the doctrine of conventionalism in the theory of special relativity; the commensurability of classical and relativistic mechanics; mathematical foundations of special relativistic physics; and the classical or Newtonian theory of gravitation. The principle of general covariance and its relation to the principle of general relativity are also examined. The final chapter addresses the fundamental question as to the actual information concerning the structure of spacetime that is conveyed to us through the theory of general relativity. This monograph will be of interest to students, teachers, practitioners, and researchers in physics, mathematics, and philosophy.

Evidence for Linguistic Relativity

Evidence for Linguistic Relativity
Author: Susanne Niemeier,René Dirven
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2000-04-15
ISBN 10: 9027284466
ISBN 13: 9789027284464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evidence for Linguistic Relativity Book Review:

This volume has arisen from the 26th International LAUD Symposium on “Humboldt and Whorf Revisited. Universal and Culture-Specific Conceptualizations in Grammar and Lexis”. While contrasting two or more languages, the papers in this volume either provide empirical evidence confirming hypotheses related to linguistic relativity, or deal with methodological issues of empirical research.These new approaches to Whorf’s hypotheses do not focus on mere theorizing but provide more and more empirical evidence gathered over the last years. They prove in a very sophisticated way that Whorf’s ideas were very lucid ones, even if Whorf’s insights were framed in a terminology which lacked the flexibility of linguistic categories developed over the last quarter of this century, especially in cognitive linguistics. To date, there is sufficient proof to claim that linguistic relativity is indeed a vital issue, and the current volume confirms a more general trend for rehabilitating Whorf’s theory complex and also offers evidence for it. It contains articles written by scholars from various fields of linguistics including phonology, psycholinguistics, language acquisition, historical linguistics, anthropological linguistics and (cross-)cultural semantics, which all contribute to a re-evaluation and partial reformulation of Whorf’s thinking.

The ABC of Relativity

The ABC of Relativity
Author: Bertrand Russell
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN 10: 1329946170
ISBN 13: 9781329946170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The ABC of Relativity Book Review:

Bertrand Arthur William Russell,18 May 1872–2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic and political activist. At various points in his life he considered himself a liberal, a socialist, and a pacifist. In the early 20th century, Russell led the British "revolt against idealism".He is considered one of the founders of analytic philosophy along with his predecessor Gottlob Frege, colleague G. E. Moore, and his protégé Ludwig Wittgenstein. He is widely held to be one of the 20th century's premier logicians.With A. N. Whitehead he wrote Principia Mathematica, an attempt to create a logical basis for mathematics. His philosophical essay "On Denoting" has been considered a "paradigm of philosophy". His work has had a considerable influence on logic, mathematics, set theory, linguistics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and philosophy, especially the philosophy of language, epistemology, and metaphysics.

General Relativity for Mathematicians

General Relativity for Mathematicians
Author: R.K. Sachs,H.-H. Wu
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461299039
ISBN 13: 9781461299035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

General Relativity for Mathematicians Book Review:

This is a book about physics, written for mathematicians. The readers we have in mind can be roughly described as those who: I. are mathematics graduate students with some knowledge of global differential geometry 2. have had the equivalent of freshman physics, and find popular accounts of astrophysics and cosmology interesting 3. appreciate mathematical elarity, but are willing to accept physical motiva tions for the mathematics in place of mathematical ones 4. are willing to spend time and effort mastering certain technical details, such as those in Section 1. 1. Each book disappoints so me readers. This one will disappoint: 1. physicists who want to use this book as a first course on differential geometry 2. mathematicians who think Lorentzian manifolds are wholly similar to Riemannian ones, or that, given a sufficiently good mathematical back ground, the essentials of a subject !ike cosmology can be learned without so me hard work on boring detaiis 3. those who believe vague philosophical arguments have more than historical and heuristic significance, that general relativity should somehow be "proved," or that axiomatization of this subject is useful 4. those who want an encyclopedic treatment (the books by Hawking-Ellis [1], Penrose [1], Weinberg [1], and Misner-Thorne-Wheeler [I] go further into the subject than we do; see also the survey article, Sachs-Wu [1]). 5. mathematicians who want to learn quantum physics or unified fieId theory (unfortunateIy, quantum physics texts all seem either to be for physicists, or merely concerned with formaI mathematics).

Non Standard Relativity

Non Standard Relativity
Author: Mogens True Wegener
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2021-06-28
ISBN 10: 8743031420
ISBN 13: 9788743031420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Non Standard Relativity Book Review:

"Current physics and cosmology have left us with a confusion of empirically-derived models which do not yet combine into a coherent structure and which are most often ad hoc. Wegener is surely right in believing that the only way to tackle this problem is to go back to the foundations, and he has used skills acquired in many different disciplines to show us that a coherent solution is now within our grasp. I thoroughly enjoyed reading his book." Peter Rowlands, Physics Department, University of Liverpool.