Core Principles of Special and General Relativity / by James H. Luscombe.Material type: TextPublisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Copyright date: ©2019Edition: First editionDescription: 1 online resource (400 pages) : 167 illustrations, text file, PDFContent type:
- online resource
- 9780429023835(e-book : PDF)
- 530.11 23
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Chapter 1: Relativity: A Theory of Space, Time, and Gravity Chapter 2: Basic Special Relativity Chapter 3: Lorentz Transformation, I Chapter 4: Geometry of Lorentz Invariance Chapter 5: Tensors on Flat Spaces Chapter 6: Lorentz Transformation, II Chapter 7: Particle Dynamics Chapter 8: Covariant Electrodynamics Chapter 9: Energy-Momentum of Fields Chapter 10: Relativistic Hydrodynamics Chapter 11: Equivalence of Local Gravity and Acceleration Chapter 12: Acceleration in Special Relativity Chapter 13: Tensors on Manifolds Chapter 14: Differential Geometry Chapter 15: General Relativity Chapter 16: The Schwarzschild Metric Chapter 17: Physical Effects of Schwarzschild Spacetime Chapter 18: Linearized Gravity Chapter 19: Relativistic Cosmology Appendix A: Invariance of the Wave Equation Appendix B: The Doppler Effect Appendix C: Topics in Linear Algebra Appendix D: Topics in Classical Mechanics Appendix E: Photon and Particle Orbits.
This book provides an accessible, yet thorough, introduction to special and general relativity, crafted and class-tested over many years of teaching. Suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, this book provides clear descriptions of how to approach the mathematics and physics involved. It is also contains the latest exciting developments in the field, including dark energy, gravitational waves, and frame dragging. The table of contents has been carefully developed in consultation with a large number of instructors teaching courses worldwide, to ensure its wide applicability to modules on relativity and gravitation. Features: A clear, accessible writing style, presenting a sophisticated approach to the subject, that remains suitable for advanced undergraduate students and above Class-tested over many years To be accompanied by a partner volume on ‘Advanced Topics’ forstudents to further extend their learning.
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