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SpringerBriefs in Physics

Gravitation

From Newton to Einstein

Authors: Fleury, Pierre

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  • A brilliant pedagogical approach to the concepts of Einstein's relativity
  • Clear step-by-step introduction to the mathematical language of general relativity
  • Contains numerous exercises to stimulate the active reading and learning
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This primer proposes a journey from Newton's dynamics to Einstein's relativity. It constitutes a pedagogical, rigorous, and self-contained introduction to the concepts and mathematical formulation of gravitational physics.In particular, much attention is devoted to exploring and applying the basic tools of differential geometry, that is the language of general relativity. Real-world manifestations of relativity, such as time dilation, gravitational waves, and black holes, are also discussed in detail.
This book is designed for third-year bachelor or first-year master students in theoretical physics, who are already familiar with Newton's physics, possibly had an introductory course on special relativity, and who are seeking to learn general relativity on a firm basis.

About the authors

Pierre Fleury is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Instituto de Física Teórica of Madrid (Spain), specialized in relativistic cosmology and gravitational lensing. He concluded his PhD in 2015 at the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, and was successively a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Cape Town and at the University of Geneva.

His main research interest consists in using cosmological observations to learn about the fundamental laws of nature.

He is also actively involved in the diffusion of knowledge, through both academic teaching and public outreach. He likes acting, cooking, playing music, and watching French movies.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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eBook $44.99
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Softcover $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-32000-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gravitation
Book Subtitle
From Newton to Einstein
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Physics
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32001-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-32001-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-32000-3
Series ISSN
2191-5423
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 120
Number of Illustrations
42 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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