Basic Relativity

Basic Relativity
Author: Richard A. Mould
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2001-11-01
ISBN 10: 9780387952109
ISBN 13: 0387952101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basic Relativity Book Review:

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.

The Comparative Reception of Relativity

The Comparative Reception of Relativity
Author: T.F Glick
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 416
Release: 1987-10-31
ISBN 10: 9789027724984
ISBN 13: 9027724989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Comparative Reception of Relativity Book Review:

The present volume grew out of a double session of the Boston Collo quium for the Philosophy of Science held in Boston on March 25, 1983. The papers presented there (by Biezunski, Glick, Goldberg, and Judith Goodstein!) offered both sufficient comparability to establish regulari ties in the reception of relativity and Einstein's impact in France, Spain, the United States and Italy, and sufficient contrast to suggest the salience of national inflections in the process. The interaction among the participants and the added perspectives offered by members of the audience suggested the interest of commissioning articles for a more inclusive volume which would cover as many national cases as we could muster. Only general guidelines were given to the authors: to treat the special or general theories, or both, hopefully in a multidisciplinary setting, to examine the popular reception of relativity, or Einstein's personal impact, or to survey all these topics. In a previous volume, on the 2 comparative reception of Darwinism, one of us devised a detailed set of guidelines which in general were not followed. In our opinion, the studies in this collection offer greater comparability, no doubt because relativity by its nature and its complexity offers a sharper, more easily bounded target. As in the Darwinism volume, this book concludes with an essay intended to draw together in comparative perspective some of many themes addressed by the participants.

Rethinking Linguistic Relativity

Rethinking Linguistic Relativity
Author: John J. Gumperz,Stephen C. Levinson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 488
Release: 1996-07-11
ISBN 10: 9780521448901
ISBN 13: 0521448905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Linguistic Relativity Book Review:

Linguistic relativity is the claim that culture, through language, affects the way in which we think, and especially our classification of the experienced world. This book reexamines ideas about linguistic relativity in the light of new evidence and changes in theoretical climate. The editors have provided a substantial introduction that summarizes changes in thinking about the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis in the light of developments in anthropology, linguistics and cognitive science. Introductions to each section will be of especial use to students.

An Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology

An Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology
Author: Jerzy Plebanski,Andrzej Krasinski
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006-08-14
ISBN 10: 113945840X
ISBN 13: 9781139458405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology Book Review:

General relativity is a cornerstone of modern physics, and is of major importance in its applications to cosmology. Plebanski and Krasinski are experts in the field and in this book they provide a thorough introduction to general relativity, guiding the reader through complete derivations of the most important results. Providing coverage from a unique viewpoint, geometrical, physical and astrophysical properties of inhomogeneous cosmological models are all systematically and clearly presented, allowing the reader to follow and verify all derivations. For advanced undergraduates and graduates in physics and astronomy, this textbook will enable students to develop expertise in the mathematical techniques necessary to study general relativity.

Einstein s General Theory of Relativity

Einstein s General Theory of Relativity
Author: Øyvind Grøn,Sigbjorn Hervik
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2007-08-24
ISBN 10: 0387692002
ISBN 13: 9780387692005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Einstein s General Theory of Relativity Book Review:

This book introduces the general theory of relativity and includes applications to cosmology. The book provides a thorough introduction to tensor calculus and curved manifolds. After the necessary mathematical tools are introduced, the authors offer a thorough presentation of the theory of relativity. Also included are some advanced topics not previously covered by textbooks, including Kaluza-Klein theory, Israel's formalism and branes. Anisotropic cosmological models are also included. The book contains a large number of new exercises and examples, each with separate headings. The reader will benefit from an updated introduction to general relativity including the most recent developments in cosmology.

Quantum Mechanics from General Relativity

Quantum Mechanics from General Relativity
Author: M. Sachs
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 227
Release: 1986-09-30
ISBN 10: 9789027722478
ISBN 13: 9027722471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quantum Mechanics from General Relativity Book Review:

This monograph is a sequel to my earlier work, General Relativity and Matter [1], which will be referred to henceforth as GRM. The monograph, GRM, focuses on the full set of implications of General Relativity Theory, as a fundamental theory of matter in all domains, from elementary particle physics to cosmology. It is shown there to exhibit an explicit unification of the gravitational and electromagnetic fields of force with the inertial manifestations of matter, expressing the latter explicitly in terms of a covariant field theory within the structure of this general theory. This monograph will focus, primarily, on the special relativistic limit of the part of this general field theory of matter that deals with inertia, in the domain where quantum mechanics has been evoked in contemporary physics as a funda mental explanation for the behavior of elementary matter. Many of the results presented in this book are based on earlier published works in the journals, which will be listed in the Bibliography. These results will be presented here in an expanded form, with more discussion on the motivation and explanation for the theoretical development of the subject than space would allow in normal journal articles, and they will be presented in one place where there would then be a more unified and coherent explication of the subject.

Evidence for Linguistic Relativity

Evidence for Linguistic Relativity
Author: Susanne Niemeier,René Dirven
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN 10: 9789027237057
ISBN 13: 9027237050
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.

Introduction to General Relativity

Introduction to General Relativity
Author: John Dirk Walecka
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9812705848
ISBN 13: 9789812705846
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to General Relativity Book Review:

A working knowledge of Einstein's theory of general relativity is an essential tool for every physicist today. This self-contained book is an introductory text on the subject aimed at first-year graduate students, or advanced undergraduates, in physics that assumes only a basic understanding of classical Lagrangian mechanics. The mechanics problem of a point mass constrained to move without friction on a two-dimensional surface of arbitrary shape serves as a paradigm for the development of the mathematics and physics of general relativity. After reviewing special relativity, the basic principles of general relativity are presented, and the most important applications are discussed. The final special topics section guides the reader through a few important areas of current research.This book will allow the reader to approach the more advanced texts and monographs, as well as the continual influx of fascinating new experimental results, with a deeper understanding and sense of appreciation.

Relativity in General

Relativity in General
Author: J. Diaz Alonso,M. Lorente Paramo
Publsiher: Atlantica Séguier Frontières
Total Pages: 418
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9782863321683
ISBN 13: 2863321684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Relativity and the Nature of Spacetime

Relativity and the Nature of Spacetime
Author: Vesselin Petkov
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2006-02-18
ISBN 10: 3540277005
ISBN 13: 9783540277002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Relativity and the Nature of Spacetime Book Review:

Puts the emphasis on conceptual questions: Why is there no such thing as absolute motion? What is the physical meaning of relativity of simultaneity? But, the most important question that is addressed in this book is "what is the nature of spacetime?" or, equivalently, "what is the dimensionality of the world at the macroscopic level?" Develops answers to these questions via a thorough analysis of relativistic effects and explicitly asking whether the objects involved in those effects are three-dimensional or four-dimensional. Discusses the implication of the result (this analysis clearly shows that if the world and the physical objects were three-dimensional, none of the kinematic relativistic effects and the experimental evidence supporting them would be possible) for physics, philosophy, and our entire world view are discussed.

A First Course in General Relativity

A First Course in General Relativity
Author: Bernard F. Schutz,Director Bernard F Schutz
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 1985-01-31
ISBN 10: 9780521277037
ISBN 13: 0521277035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A First Course in General Relativity Book Review:

This textbook develops general relativity and its associated mathematics from a minimum of prerequisites, leading to a physical understanding of the theory in some depth.

General Relativity Research Trends

General Relativity Research Trends
Author: Albert Reimer
Publsiher: Nova Publishers
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781594543234
ISBN 13: 1594543232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

General Relativity Research Trends Book Review:

General Relativity Research Trends

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.

Lectures on General Relativity

Lectures on General Relativity
Author: A. Papapetrou
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 203
Release: 1974-11-30
ISBN 10: 9789027705143
ISBN 13: 9027705143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lectures on General Relativity Book Review:

This book is an elaboration of lecture notes for the graduate course on General Rela tivity given by the author at Boston University in the spring semester of 1972. It is an introduction to the subject only, as the time available for the course was limited. The author of an introduction to General Relativity is faced from the beginning with the difficult task of choosing which material to include. A general criterion as sisting in this choice is provided by the didactic character of the book: Those chapters have to be included in priority, which will be most useful to the reader in enabling him to understand the methods used in General Relativity, the results obtained so far and possibly the problems still to be solved. This criterion is not sufficient to ensure a unique choice. General Relativity has developed to such a degree, that it is impossible to include in an introductory textbook of a reasonable length even a very condensed treatment of all important problems which have been discussed until now and the author is obliged to decide, in a more or less subjective manner, which of the more recent developments to omit. The following lines indicate by means of some examples the kind of choice made in this book.

Introductory Special Relativity

Introductory Special Relativity
Author: W G V Rosser
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1992-01-06
ISBN 10: 9780850668384
ISBN 13: 0850668387
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introductory Special Relativity Book Review:

* A comprehensive introduction to special relativity for undergraduate study * Based on the highly regarded textbook Relativity and High Energy Physics * Includes numerous worked examples * Now thoroughly revised and expanded * Fully meets the needs of first year physics undergraduates

Essential Relativity

Essential Relativity
Author: W. Rindler
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 284
Release: 1977-05-05
ISBN 10: 9783540079705
ISBN 13: 354007970X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Relativity Book Review:

Relativistic cosmology has in recent years become one of the most exciting and active branches of current research. In conference after conference the view is expressed that cosmology today is where particle physics was forty years ago, with major discoveries just waiting to happen. Also gravitational wave detectors, presently under construction or in the testing phase, promise to open up an entirely novel field of physics. The book's basic purpose is to make relativity come alive conceptually. Hence the emphasis on the foundations and the logical subtleties rather than on the mathematics or the detailed experiments per se.

The Mathematics of Relativity for the Rest of Us

The Mathematics of Relativity for the Rest of Us
Author: Louis S. Jagerman
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 155212567X
ISBN 13: 9781552125670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mathematics of Relativity for the Rest of Us Book Review:

The Mathematics of Relativity for the Rest of Us is intended to give the generally educated reader a thorough and factual understanding of Einstein's theory of relativity - including the difficult mathematical concepts, even if the reader is not trained in higher mathematics.

An Introduction to General Relativity

An Introduction to General Relativity
Author: L. P. Hughston,K. P. Tod
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 183
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 9780521339438
ISBN 13: 052133943X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to General Relativity Book Review:

More emphasis is placed on an intuitive grasp of the subject and calculational facility than on rigorous exposition in this introduction to general relativity for mathematics undergraduates or graduate physicists.

Relativity

Relativity
Author: Asghar Qadir
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9789971506124
ISBN 13: 9971506122
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Relativity Book Review:

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 Lorentz transformations for three-dimensional motion and their relation to four-dimensional boosts have already been explained. In Chapter 5 applications of relevance in Physics are provided. After a brief introduction to elementary electromagnetic theory, it is reformulated as a theory in four-dimensions using tensors in Chapter 6. Finally in Chapter 7, the theory is extended to deal with accelerated motion as ?corrections? to Special Relativity.

The Principle of Relativity

The Principle of Relativity
Author: Hendrik Antoon Lorentz,Albert Einstein,Hermann Minkowski,Hermann Weyl,Arnold Sommerfeld
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 216
Release: 1952-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780486600819
ISBN 13: 0486600815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Principle of Relativity Book Review:

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.