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Relativity: A Journey Through Warped Space and Time

Authors: Mayerson, Daniel R., Charles, Anthony M., Golec, Joseph E.

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  • A primer for all those who wish to familiarize themselves with Einstein's theories at the absolute beginner's level
  • Explains all the fundamental concepts of special and general relativity clearly and easily
  • Enriched with many exercises and beautiful illustrations
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This primer brilliantly exposes concepts related to special and general relativity for the absolute beginner. It can be used either as an introduction to the subject at a high school level or as a useful compass for undergraduates who want to move the first steps towards Einstein's theories.
The book is enhanced throughout with many useful exercises and beautiful illustrations to aid understanding.
The topics covered include: Lorentz transformations, length contraction and time dilation, the twin paradox (and other paradoxes), Minkowski spacetime, the Einstein equivalence principle, curvature of space and spacetime, geodesics, parallel transport, Einstein’s equations of general relativity, black holes, wormholes, cosmology, gravitational waves, time machines, and much more.

About the authors

Daniel R. Mayerson received his PhD in theoretical high energy physics from the University of Amsterdam in 2015. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan from 2015 to 2018. Since Fall 2018 he is a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institut de Physique Théorique at the CEA Saclay in France. His main research interests are using string theory to understand black holes and their interior. 

Anthony M. Charles received his PhD in theoretical high energy physics from the University of Michigan in 2018. Since Fall 2018 he is a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at KU Leuven in Belgium. His research is on various aspects of black holes, string theory, and supergravity, with a focus on understanding black hole entropy.

Joseph E. Golec received his BS in physics in 2017 and is currently a PhD student at the University of Michigan. His research is in observational cosmology, specifically the observation of the anisotropy and polarization of the cosmic microwave background.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18914-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18913-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Relativity: A Journey Through Warped Space and Time
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-18914-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18914-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-18913-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 170
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
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