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A unique text that covers the historical context of relativity theory as well as covering special and general relativity
An authoritative treatment from a renowned scientist
The Spanish language version of this text, published in 2005, was a bestseller
Einstein's Space-Time: An Introduction to Special and General Relativity is a textbook addressed to students in physics and other people interested in Relativity and a history of physics. The book contains a complete account of Special Relativity that begins with the historical analysis of the reasons that led to a change in our manner of regarding the space and time. The first chapters are aimed to afford a deep understanding of the relativistic spacetime and its consequences for Dynamics. The chapter about covariant formulation includes among its topics the concepts of volume and hypersurfaces in manifolds, energy-momentum tensor of a fluid, and prepares the language for General Relativity. The last two chapters are devoted to an introduction of General Relativity and Cosmology in a modern approach connected with the latest discoveries in these areas.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Cosmology - EFE - Gravity - History of physics - Relativity - Special relativity - energy and momentum - general relativity
Space and Time Before Einstein.- In Search of the Ether.- Space and Time in Special Relativity.- Geometric Structure of Space-Time.- Transformation of the Electromagnetic Field.- Energy and Momentum.- Covariant Formulation.- Inertia and Gravity.- Results of General Relativity.