Einstein's Space-Time

An Introduction to Special and General Relativity

Authors: Ferraro, Rafael

  • 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
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About this Textbook

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.

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"This is an extraordinarily thorough and compact primer on special and general relativity written and translated from the Spanish by astrophysicist Ferraro (Institute of Astronomy and Space Physics, Universidad de Buenos Aires). It is a remarkable resource for intermediate and advanced undergraduates, as it introduces the more difficult mathematics with a minimum of formalism. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty." (P. D. Skiff, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (5), January, 2008)

"The author succeeds in his undertaking to present the special theory of relativity and a brief introduction to general relativity … . The style of the book is fresh and the author, paying attention to details, tries also to explain the material in his own words … . the pedagogical approach is the strength of this book by Ferraro. … suitable for readers who just want to get acquainted with the subject. The inclusion of the cosmological constant into the discussion seems timely." (Marek Nowakowski, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2008 k)

"Ferraro gives a solid treatment of Special Relativity. … the book meets its aim to serve students following an introductory course on Relativity … . I consider the historical approach to be a plus for this overall sound text on Relativity." (Sylvia Wenmackers, Physicalia Magazine, Vol. 30 (4), 2008)

"In this 310-page text with 5 appendices there are 149 references in addition to 22 cited papers, 11 complements, 108 figures … . Plenty of derivations, explanations, margin and foot notes here make the whole book extremely purposeful and study friendly for any earnest seeker of inspired factual knowledge of the fundamental aspects of the relativity theories which are undoubtedly of great importance to all. The work can quite effectively serve as a valuable text book for the students and the researchers … ." (Paninjukunnath Achuthan, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1157, 2009)


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eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-69947-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2419-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Einstein's Space-Time
Book Subtitle
An Introduction to Special and General Relativity
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-69947-9
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-69947-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-69946-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2419-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 310
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