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- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00
Albert Einstein?s theory of general relativity describes the effect of gravitation on the shape of space and the flow of time. But for more than four decades after its publication, the theory remained largely a curiosity for scientists; however accurate it seemed, Einstein?s mathematical code?represented by six interlocking equations?was one of... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 74.00
Records the review meeting celebrating Dennis Sciama's 65th birthday and covers fundamental questions in cosmology. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 18.95
In these inspiring lectures David Bohm explores Albert Einstein?s celebrated Theory of Relativity that transformed forever the way we think about time and space. Yet for Bohm the implications of the theory were far more revolutionary both in scope and impact even than this. Stepping back from dense theoretical and scientific detail in this eye-opening... more...
- Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 46.99 US$ 42.29
It is not widely known that Einstein had doubts, increasing with time, about the way he formulated his special theory of relativity in 1905. Physical Relativity examines the grounds of these doubts and related misgivings on the part of a handful of physicists and philosophers in the course of the twentieth century. Harvey Brown defends an interpretation... more...
- OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.59
Special relativity provides the foundations of our understanding of space and time. Without it, our understanding of the world and its place in the universe would be unthinkable. This book gives a gentle and fully self-contained introduction to the subject, and covers the most recent experimental developments. more...
- Birkhäuser Boston 2012; US$ 124.67
This volume reviews conceptual conflicts at the foundations of physics now and in the past century. The focus is on the conditions and consequences of Einstein?s pathbreaking achievements that sealed the decline of the classical notions of space, time, radiation, and matter, and resulted in the theory of relativity. more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2012; US$ 460.00 US$ 400.20
Marcel Grossmann Meetings are formed to further the development of General Relativity by promoting theoretical understanding in the fields of physics, mathematics, astronomy and astrophysics and to direct future technological, observational, and experimental efforts. In these meetings are discussed recent developments in classical and quantum gravity,... more...
- 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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 26.88
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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 45.86
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...