Relativity: Special, General, and Cosmological (Hardback)
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Relativity: Special, General, and Cosmological (Hardback)

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Hardback 442 Pages / Published: 09/08/2001
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This book is a considerable amplification and modernisation of the author's earlier Essential Relativity. It aims to bring the challenge and excitement of modern relativity and cosmology at rigorous mathematical level within reach of advanced undergraduates and beginning graduates, while containing enough new material to interest lecturers and researchers. Its basic purpose is to make relativity come alive conceptually. Hence the emphasis on the foundations and the logical subtleties rather than on the mathematics or the detailed experiments per se. Aided by some 300 exercises, it promotes a visceral understanding and the confidence to tackle any fundamental relativistic problem. Following a critical overview of the whole field, special-relativistic kinematics is presented three- dimensionally before the mathematical level gradually rises. Four-vectors precede mechanics, four-tensors precede Maxwell theory, and two of the eight chapters on general relativity roll by before general tensors are needed. Three 'easy' chapters on cosmology round off the work.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198508359
Number of pages: 442
Weight: 754 g
Dimensions: 242 x 161 x 28 mm


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An outstanding introductory treatise by one of the masters of the subject, this book belongs to the shelves of every physics library. * Foundations of Physics *
Professor Rindler's book should be of particular interest to readers concerned with the physical foundations of relativity theory. * Foundations of Physics *
This rich and insightful introduction to modern gravitational physics is an extended and updated version of the author's earlier excellent textbook Essential Relativity. Special relativity, general relativity, and cosmology are treated with exceptional clarity in the three parts of this book. It provides a thorough and conceptually rigorous introduction to relativistic physics. * Foundations of Physics *
... a first-class presentation of the intellectual glory of the first century of relativity. * Times Higher Education Supplement *
This book will find its place as recommended reading for many advanced undergraduate courses in relativity and cosmology, and is an excellent foundation for work in this field at graduate level and beyond. * Times Higher Education Supplement *

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