Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics

The Geometry of Spacetime

An Introduction to Special and General Relativity

Authors: Callahan, James J.

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In 1905, Albert Einstein offered a revolutionary theory - special relativity - to explain some of the most troubling problems in current physics concerning electromagnetism and motion. Soon afterwards, Hermann Minkowski recast special relativity essentially as a new geometric structure for spacetime. These ideas are the subject of the first part of the book. The second part develops the main implications of Einstein's general relativity as a theory of gravity rooted in the differential geometry of surfaces. The author explores the way an individual observer views the world and how a pair of observers collaborates to gain objective knowledge of the world. He has tried to encompass both the general and special theory by using the geometry of spacetime as the unifying theme of the book. To read it, one needs only a first course in linear algebra and multivariable calculus and familiarity with the physical applications of calculus.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Geometry of Spacetime
Book Subtitle
An Introduction to Special and General Relativity
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-6736-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-6736-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-98641-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3142-9
Series ISSN
0172-6056
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 463
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