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General relativity (Physics)

  • Theoretische Physik kompaktby Karl Schilcher

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 70.00

    The advantage of this concise presentation of theoretical physics compared to multi-volume textbooks is that the deeper interconnections between separate fields can be more easily understood. The selection of topics emphasizes their many interrelationships, both mathematical and physical. more...

  • The Routledge Guidebook to Einstein's Relativityby James Trefil

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 32.95

    Albert Einstein, one of the most prolific scientists of the twentieth century, developed the theory of relativity which was crucial for the advancement of modern physics. Young Einstein identified a paradox between Newtonian Mechanics and Maxwell?s equations which pointed to a flawed understanding of space and time by the scientists of the day. In... more...

  • General Relativity: The most beautiful of theoriesby Carlo Rovelli

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Generalising Newton's law of gravitation, general relativity is one of the pillars of modern physics. On the occasion of general relativity's centennial, leading scientists in the different branches of gravitational research review the history and recent advances in the main fields of applications of the theory, which was referred to by... more...

  • Introduction to General Relativity, Black Holes and Cosmologyby Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 43.99

    General Relativity is a beautiful geometric theory, simple in its mathematical formulation but leading to numerous consequences with striking physical interpretations: gravitational waves, black holes, cosmological models, and so on. This introductory textbook is written for mathematics students interested in physics and physics students interested... 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...

  • Differential Forms and the Geometry of General Relativityby Tevian Dray

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 59.95

    Differential Forms and the Geometry of General Relativity provides readers with a coherent path to understanding relativity. Requiring little more than calculus and some linear algebra, it helps readers learn just enough differential geometry to grasp the basics of general relativity. The book contains two intertwined but distinct halves. Designed... more...

  • Umstürzen der Relativitätstheorieby Walter Orlov

    tredition 2014; US$ 2.78

    Die Relativitätstheorie ist aus der modernen Physik nicht wegzudenken. So scheint es jedenfalls: Die Teilchenbeschleuniger arbeiten nach den Formeln der Relativitätstheorie, die Planeten bewegen sich, wie es Einstein vorausgesagt hat, die ganzen kosmologischen Vorstellungen über das Weltall basieren auf der Idee des Raum-Zeit-Kontinuums. Trotzdem wage... more...

  • The Special Theory of Relativity bound with Relativity: A Very Elementary Expositionby Herbert Dingle; Sir Oliver Lodge

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    The Special Theory of Relativity: Based on a short course of lectures delivered in the late 1930s, this short book presents the theory of Special Relativity by formulating a redefinition of the measurement of length, and thus will appeal to students of physics who wish to think through Einstein?s thought without the encumbrance of quasi-scientific... more...

  • General Relativity, Cosmology and Astrophysicsby Jirí Bicák

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 149.00

    The articles included in this Volume represent a broad and highly qualified view on the present state of general relativity, quantum gravity, and their cosmological and astrophysical implications. As such, it may serve as a valuable source of knowledge and inspiration for experts in these fields, as well as an advanced source of information for young... 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...