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A General Relativity Workbook

A General Relativity Workbook Lowest new price: $71.25
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Author: Thomas A. Moore
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A General Relativity Workbook is a textbook intended to support a one-semester undergraduate course on general relativity. Through its unique workbook-based design, it enables students to develop a solid mastery of both the physics and the supporting tensor calculus by guiding them to work through the implications. The mathematics is introduced gradually and in a completely physical context. Each chapter, which is designed to correspond to one class session, involves a short overview of the concepts without obscuring derivations or details, followed by a series of boxes that guide students through the process of working things out. This active-learning approach enables students to develop a more secure mastery of the material than more traditional approaches. More than 350 homework problems support further learning.


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Philosophy of Physics: Space and Time (Princeton Foundations of Contemporary Philosophy)

Philosophy of Physics: Space and Time (Princeton Foundations of Contemporary Philosophy) Lowest new price: $10.67
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Author: Tim Maudlin

This concise book introduces nonphysicists to the core philosophical issues surrounding the nature and structure of space and time, and is also an ideal resource for physicists interested in the conceptual foundations of space-time theory. Tim Maudlin's broad historical overview examines Aristotelian and Newtonian accounts of space and time, and traces how Galileo's conceptions of relativity and space-time led to Einstein's special and general theories of relativity. Maudlin explains special relativity with enough detail to solve concrete physical problems while presenting general relativity in more qualitative terms. Additional topics include the Twins Paradox, the physical aspects of the Lorentz-FitzGerald contraction, the constancy of the speed of light, time travel, the direction of time, and more.

  • Introduces nonphysicists to the philosophical foundations of space-time theory

  • Provides a broad historical overview, from Aristotle to Einstein

  • Explains special relativity geometrically, emphasizing the intrinsic structure of space-time

  • Covers the Twins Paradox, Galilean relativity, time travel, and more

  • Requires only basic algebra and no formal knowledge of physics

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Summary & Analysis of The Order of Time: A Guide to the Book by Carlo Rovelli

Summary & Analysis of The Order of Time: A Guide to the Book by Carlo Rovelli Lowest new price: $6.99
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Author: ZIP Reads

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: Theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli explores the very nature of time, physics, humanity, and philosophy in his beautifully written book that challenges our perceptions of the world around us.

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  • Synopsis of the original book
  • Review of the theories of special and general relativity
  • A breakdown of time as we know it
  • The science behind quantum gravity, explained for the layman
  • A philosophical look at the meaning and nature of time
  • Editorial Review
  • Background on the author
About the Original Book: In The Order of Time, Carlo Rovelli attempts to shatter our perception of time, providing insight into the true nature of a force that is nowhere near as stable and constant as we perceive it to be. In fact, time is relative to every person and every location in the universe. Seamlessly weaving physics, quantum gravity, history, philosophy, and art into his work, Rovelli has produced a treatise on time unlike anything that has come before it. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, The Order of Time. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: to purchase a copy of the original book. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

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The Mechanics of Lorentz Transformations

The Mechanics of Lorentz Transformations Lowest new price: $14.54
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Author: Taha Sochi

The subject of this book is the mechanics of Lorentz transformations which is commonly investigated under the title of special relativity theory. The motive for setting the subject of investigation as Lorentz transformations instead of special relativity is objectivity. However, we also investigate special relativity thoroughly as a possible interpretation of the mechanics of Lorentz transformations. The book originates from a collection of personal notes and tutorials about topics and applications related to modern physics and tensor calculus. The book includes many solved problems as well as extensive sets of exercises whose solutions are available in another book. The book also contains a number of high quality graphic illustrations. A rather thorough index is also added to the book to enable keyword search and provide a useful list for the main technical terms of this subject. Cross referencing is used extensively where these cross references are hyperlinked in the digital versions. The book can be used as a guiding text or as a reference for a first course on the mechanics of Lorentz transformations or as part of a course on modern physics or tensor calculus or even special relativity.

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Introduction To General Relativity And Cosmology (Essential Textbooks in Physics)

Introduction To General Relativity And Cosmology (Essential Textbooks in Physics) Lowest new price: $15.40
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Author: Christian G Böhmer

Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology gives undergraduate students an overview of the fundamental ideas behind the geometric theory of gravitation and spacetime. Through pointers on how to modify and generalise Einstein's theory to enhance understanding, it provides a link between standard textbook content and current research in the field. Chapters present complicated material practically and concisely, initially dealing with the mathematical foundations of the theory of relativity, in particular differential geometry. This is followed by a discussion of the Einstein field equations and their various properties. Also given is analysis of the important Schwarzschild solutions, followed by application of general relativity to cosmology. Questions with fully worked answers are provided at the end of each chapter to aid comprehension and guide learning. This pared down textbook is specifically designed for new students looking for a workable, simple presentation of some of the key theories in modern physics and mathematics.

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Basic Physics: A Self-Teaching Guide

Basic Physics: A Self-Teaching Guide Lowest new price: $29.95
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Author: K Kuhn

Basic Physics: A Self-Teaching Guide

Here is the most practical, complete, and easy-to-use book available for understanding physics. Even if you do not consider yourself a science student, this book helps make learning a pleasure. Whether you need help in a class, want to review the basics for a test, or simply have always been curious about such physical phenomena as energy, the big bang theory, sound, electricity, light, and color, you have come to the right place.

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Time Travel: A History

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Author: James Gleick

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From the acclaimed bestselling author of The Information and Chaos comes this enthralling history of time travel—a concept that has preoccupied physicists and storytellers over the course of the last century.

James Gleick delivers a mind-bending exploration of time travel—from its origins in literature and science to its influence on our understanding of time itself. Gleick vividly explores physics, technology, philosophy, and art as each relates to time travel and tells the story of the concept's cultural evolutions—from H.G. Wells to Doctor Who, from Proust to Woody Allen. He takes a close look at the porous boundary between science fiction and modern physics, and, finally, delves into what it all means in our own moment in time—the world of the instantaneous, with its all-consuming present and vanishing future.

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Gravitation And Cosmology: Principles And Applications Of The General Theory Of Relativity

Gravitation And Cosmology: Principles And Applications Of The General Theory Of Relativity Lowest new price: $14.00
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Author: Steven Weinberg

Printed in Asia - Carries Same Contents as of US edition - Opt Expedited Shipping for 3 to 4 day delivery -

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Relativity Simply Explained (Dover Classics of Science & Mathematics)

Relativity Simply Explained (Dover Classics of Science & Mathematics) Lowest new price: $9.35
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Author: Martin Gardner

Since the publication of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity in 1905, the discovery of such astronomical phenomena as quasars, pulsars, and black holes — all intimately connected to relativity — has provoked a tremendous upsurge of interest in the subject.
This volume, a revised version of Martin Gardner's earlier Relativity for the Million, brings this fascinating topic up to date. Witty, perceptive, and easily accessible to the general reader, it is one of the clearest and most entertaining introductions to relativity ever written.
Mr. Gardner offers lucid explanations of not only the special and general theories of relativity, but of the Michelson-Morley experiment, gravity and spacetime, Mach's principle, the twin paradox, models of the universe, and other topics. A new Postscript, examining the latest developments in the field, and specially written for this edition, is also included.
The clarity of the text is especially enhanced by the brilliant graphics of Anthony Ravielli, making this "by far the best layman's account of this difficult subject." — Christian Science Monitor.

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Introducing Einstein's Relativity

Introducing Einstein's Relativity Lowest new price: $63.10
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Author: Ray d'Inverno
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There is little doubt that Einstein's theory of relativity captures the imagination. It is unrivalled in forming the basis of the way we view the universe and the many surprises that the theory has in store -- the characteristics of black holes, the prospect of detecting gravitational waves, and the sheer scope and profundity of current cosmology excite all students of relativity. The 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. The book follows Einstein in that it introduces the basic field equations by discussing the relativistic theory of gravitation from a physics point of view, and the structure on the resulting equations is discussed carefully before going on to their solution in simple settings. The book is designed with two objectives: to familiarize students with the basic ideas and equations of the theory, and to cover three main topics: black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology. Throughout, the author has included numerous exercises (of varying degrees of difficulty) to illustrate and extend the ideas covered. As a result, this book will make an excellent first course for any student coming to the subject for the first time.


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