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General relativity (Physics)

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  • Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmologyby Ta-Pei Cheng

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 70.00

    This book is an introduction to Einstein's general theory of relativity, suitable for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate courses. The content is structured so that interesting applications, such as gravitational lensing, black holes and cosmology, can be presented without the readers having to first learn the difficult mathematics of... more...

  • Dynamics and Relativityby Jeffrey Forshaw; Gavin Smith

    Wiley 2014; US$ 62.00

    A new title in the Manchester Physics Series, this introductory text emphasises physical principles behind classical mechanics and relativity. It assumes little in the way of prior knowledge, introducing relevant mathematics and carefully developing it within a physics context. Designed to provide a logical development of the subject, the book is divided... more...

  • A First Course in General Relativityby Bernard Schutz

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 72.00

    Second edition of a widely-used textbook providing the first step into general relativity for undergraduate students with minimal mathematical background. 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...

  • It's About Timeby N. David Mermin

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 22.95

    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...

  • Cracking the Einstein Codeby Fulvio Melia; Roy Kerr

    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...

  • The Renaissance of General Relativity and Cosmologyby George Ellis; Antonio Lanza; John Miller

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 72.00

    Records the review meeting celebrating Dennis Sciama's 65th birthday and covers fundamental questions in cosmology. more...

  • The Special Theory of Relativityby David Bohm

    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...

  • Physical Relativityby Harvey R. Brown

    Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 44.99

    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...

  • Einstein and the Changing Worldviews of Physicsby Christoph Lehner; Jürgen Renn; Matthias Schemmel

    Springer 2012; US$ 149.00

    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. Particular attention is paid to... more...