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General relativity (Physics)

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  • General Relativity and the Einstein Equationsby Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 144.99

    Aimed at researchers in mathematics and physics, this monograph, in which the author overviews the basic ideas in General Relativity, introduces the necessary mathematics and discusses some of the key open questions in the field. - ;General Relativity has passed all experimental and observational tests to model the motion of isolated bodies with strong... more...

  • The Geometry of Special Relativityby Tevian Dray

    CRC Press 2012; US$ 43.95

    The Geometry of Special Relativity provides an introduction to special relativity that encourages readers to see beyond the formulas to the deeper geometric structure. The text treats the geometry of hyperbolas as the key to understanding special relativity. This approach replaces the ubiquitous ? symbol of most standard treatments with the appropriate... more...

  • The Geometry of Special Relativity - a Concise Courseby Norbert Dragon

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 49.95

    In this concise primer it is shown that, with simple diagrams, the phenomena of time dilatation, length contraction and Lorentz transformations can be deduced from the fact that in a vacuum one cannot distinguish physically straight and uniform motion from rest, and that the speed of light does not depend on the speed of either the source or the observer.... more...

  • Grundkurs Theoretische Physik 4by Wolfgang Nolting

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 39.95

    Der beliebte Grundkurs Theoretische Physik deckt in sieben Bänden alle für das Diplom und Bachelor/Master-Studiengänge maßgeblichen Gebiete ab. Jeder Band vermittelt gut durchdacht das im jeweiligen Semester nötige theoretische-physikalische Rüstzeug. Zahlreiche Übungsaufgaben mit ausführlichen Lösungen dienen der Vertiefung des Stoffes. Die vorliegende... more...

  • Introduction to General Relativityby Lewis Ryder

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 60.00

    Student-friendly, well illustrated textbook for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in physics and mathematics. more...

  • Introduction to General Relativityby H. A. Atwater

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Introduction to General Relativity is an introductory text on the concepts and modes of calculation used in general relativity. Topics covered range from Newton's laws of motion and the Galilean transformation to tensor analysis, equations of motion of free particles, electromagnetism, and gravitational fields and waves. Solutions of the field equations... more...

  • It's About Timeby N. David Mermin

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    In It's About Time , N. David Mermin asserts that relativity ought to be an important part of everyone's education--after all, it is largely about time, a subject with which all are familiar. The book reveals that some of our most intuitive notions about time are shockingly wrong, and that the real nature of time discovered by Einstein can be rigorously... more...

  • Modern Canonical Quantum General Relativityby Thomas Thiemann

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 76.00

    Canonical quantisation and loop quantum gravity theory for graduate students of quantum field theory. more...

  • Physical Relativityby Harvey R. Brown

    Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 46.99

    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... more...

  • The Physics of Accretion onto Black Holesby Maurizio Falanga; Tomaso Belloni; Piergiorgio Casella; M. Gilfanov; Peter Jonker; Andrew King

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 179.00

    Provides a comprehensive summary on the physical models and current theory of black hole accretion, growth and mergers, in both the supermassive and stellar-mass cases. This title reviews in-depth research on accretion on all scales, from galactic binaries to intermediate mass and supermassive black holes. Possible future directions of accretion... more...