Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics

General Relativity Without Calculus

A Concise Introduction to the Geometry of Relativity

Authors: Natario, Jose

  • Provides a quite original approach to Relativity, in that it tries to convey nontrivial, quantitative ideas about geometry and general relativity using elementary mathematics only
  • Offers a short, but mathematically correct introduction to the general theory of relativity for first-year students of astronomy, mathematics or physics Paves the way for more advanced texts Over 75 exercises with full solutions help the reader understand the matter
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“General Relativity Without Calculus” offers a compact but mathematically correct introduction to the general theory of relativity, assuming only a basic knowledge of high school mathematics and physics. Targeted at first year undergraduates (and advanced high school students) who wish to learn Einstein’s theory beyond popular science accounts, it covers the basics of special relativity, Minkowski space-time, non-Euclidean geometry, Newtonian gravity, the Schwarzschild solution, black holes and cosmology. The quick-paced style is balanced by over 75 exercises (including full solutions), allowing readers to test and consolidate their understanding.

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“The book is a short, clear and elementary introduction to the main ideas of Special Relativity and General Relativity. The primary target was an audience of well-trained high school students, interested in a course beyond the popular science expositions. The contents reveals the aim of the author, to cover both the classic theory and the modern history of the Relativity Theory … .” (Gabriel Teodor Pripoae, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1244, 2012)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
General Relativity Without Calculus
Book Subtitle
A Concise Introduction to the Geometry of Relativity
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-21452-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-21452-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-21451-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-27050-5
Series ISSN
2192-4791
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 128
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