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Relativity (Physics)

  • 100 Years Of Relativityby Abhay Ashtekar

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 79.00 US$ 64.78

    Thanks to Einstein's relativity theories, our notions of space and time underwent profound revisions about a 100 years ago. The resulting interplay between geometry and physics has dominated all of fundamental physics since then. This volume contains contributions from leading researchers, worldwide, who have thought deeply about the nature and consequences... more...

  • Bangs, Crunches, Whimpers, and Shrieksby John Earman

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 129.99 US$ 111.79

    Almost from its inception, Einstein's general theory of relativity was known to sanction spacetime models harboring singularities, which involve a breakdown in the very fabric of space and time and, consequently, a failure of the known laws of physics. Here is where noted philosopher of science John Earman begins this first book-length study of a phenomenon... more...

  • Basic Relativityby Péter Hraskó

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 48.29

    This text goes much further than describing the fundamentals of general relativity, using a fresh approach that explains perplexing relativistic effects such as time dilation and Lorentz contraction prior to the volume?s discussion of Lorentz-transformation. more...

  • Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines, Second Editionby Jim Al-Khalili

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 44.95

    Bringing the material up to date, Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines, Second Edition captures the new ideas and discoveries made in physics since the publication of the best-selling first edition. While retaining the popular format and style of its predecessor, this edition explores the latest developments in high-energy astroparticle physics... more...

  • Breaking the Time Barrierby Jenny Randles

    Pocket Books 2005; US$ 19.95

    IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME.... Once widely considered an impossibility--the stuff of science fiction novels--time travel may finally be achieved in the twenty-first century. In Breaking the Time Barrier, bestselling author Jenny Randles reveals the nature of recent, breakthrough experiments that are turning this fantasy into reality. The... more...

  • Build Your Own Time Machineby Brian Clegg

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2012; US$ 8.74

    There is no physical law to prevent time travel nothing in physics to say it is impossible. So who is to say it can't be done? In Build Your Own Time Machine, acclaimed science writer Brian Clegg takes inspiration from his childhood heroes, Doctor Who and H. G. Wells, to explain the nature of time. How do we understand it and why measure it the way... more...

  • Defending Einsteinby Hans Reichenbach; Steven Gimbel; Anke Walz

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This 2006 text offers an insight into the development of scientific philosophy and the role of the philosopher. more...

  • Die Spezielle Relativitätstheorieby Helmut Günther

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 74.99

    Die Spezielle Relativitätstheorie steht und fällt mit der universellen Konstanz der Lichtgeschwindigkeit. Darauf gründet die Einstein-Minkowski-Axiomatik, die wegen ihrer grundsätzlichen Bedeutung in keinem Lehrbuch zur Theoretischen Physik fehlen darf. Hier soll außerdem auf eine zweite, unabhängige, aber vollkommen äquivalente axiomatische Darstellung... more...

  • Discovering Relativity for Yourselfby Lilley

    Cambridge University Press 1981; US$ 48.00 US$ 39.36

    Discovering Relativity for yourself explains Einstein's Theory of Relativity to readers who are daunted by the standard mathematical approach to that profound theory. more...

  • Einstein, 1905-2005by Thibault Damour; Olivier Darrigol; Vincent Rivasseau

    Birkhäuser Basel 2006; US$ 97.71

    This book is the fourth in a series of lectures of the S´ eminaire Poincar´ e,whichis directed towards a large audience of physicists and of mathematicians. The goal of this seminar is to provide up-to-date information about general topics of great interest in physics. Both the theoretical and experimental aspects are covered, with some historical... more...