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Introduction To Spacetime
A First Course on Relativity
Contents: Principles. Basic Applications: Clocks and Acceleration; Vector Algebra; Vector Characteristics; Simultaneity and Space Distance; Linear Independence; Relative Velocity and Four-Velocity; Two-Dimensional Spacetime; Plane Waves; Particle Reactions; Curved World Lines; Tensors: Definition and Examples; Algebraic Properties; Tensor Fields; Spacetime Volumes; Currents; Electrodynamics: Sourcefree Electromagnetism; Electro-Magnetism with Sources; Solution of the Wave Equation.
Readership: Undergraduates and graduates in astronomy and astrophysics.
203 pages; ISBN 9789812385260
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