The Resource Relativity : special, general, and cosmological, Wolfgang Rindler

Relativity : special, general, and cosmological, Wolfgang Rindler

Label
Relativity : special, general, and cosmological
Title
Relativity
Title remainder
special, general, and cosmological
Statement of responsibility
Wolfgang Rindler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This work is a considerable amplification and modernization of the author's earlier Essential Relativity. It aims to bring the challenge and excitement of modern relativity and cosmology at a rigorous mathematical level within the reach of advanced undergraduates and beginning graduates, while containing enough new material to interest lecturers and researchers." "The book's basic purpose is to make relativity come alive conceptually. Hence the emphasis on the foundations and the logical subtleties rather than on the mathematics or the detailed experiments per se. Aided by some 300 exercises, the book promotes a deep understanding and the confidence to tackle any fundamental relativistic problem. Following a critical overview of the whole field, special-relativistic kinematics is presented three dimensionally before the mathematical level gradually rises. Four vectors precede mechanics, four tensors precede Maxwell theory, and two of the eight chapters on general relativity roll by before general tensors are needed. Three 'easy' chapters on cosmology round off the work."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rindler, Wolfgang
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC173.55
LC item number
.R563 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Cosmology
  • Relativité générale
  • Relativité restreinte
  • Relativité (Physique)
  • Cosmologie
  • Cosmology
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Relativité (physique)
  • Cosmologie
  • Relativitätstheorie
  • Kosmologie
Label
Relativity : special, general, and cosmological, Wolfgang Rindler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Lorentz's ether theory
  • Origins of special relativity
  • Further arguments for Einstein's two postulates
  • Cosmology and first doubts about inertial frames
  • Inertial and gravitational mass
  • Einstein's equivalence principle
  • Preview of general relativity
  • Caveats on the equivalence principle
  • Gravitational frequency shift and light bending
  • Special Relativity
  • From absolute space and time to influenceable spacetime: an overview
  • Foundations of special relativity; The Lorentz transformation
  • On the nature of physical theories
  • Basic features of special relativity
  • Relativistic problem solving
  • Relativity of simultaneity, time-dilation and length-contraction: a preview
  • The relativity principle and the homogeneity and isotropy of inertial frames
  • The coordinate lattice; Definitions of simultaneity
  • Derivation of the Lorentz transformation
  • Properties of the Lorentz transformation
  • Graphical representation of the Lorentz transformation
  • Definition of relativity
  • The relativistic speed limit
  • Which transformations are allowed by the relativity principle?
  • Relativistic kinematics
  • World-picture and world-map
  • Length contraction
  • Length contraction paradox
  • Time dilation; The twin paradox
  • Velocity transformation; Relative and mutual velocity
  • Newton's laws and intertial frames
  • The Galilean transformation
  • Newtonian relativity
  • Objections to absolute space; Mach's principle
  • The ether
  • Michelson and Morley's search for the ether
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 428 pages
Isbn
9780198508366
Lccn
00067605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45505933
  • (OCoLC)ocm45505933
Label
Relativity : special, general, and cosmological, Wolfgang Rindler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Lorentz's ether theory
  • Origins of special relativity
  • Further arguments for Einstein's two postulates
  • Cosmology and first doubts about inertial frames
  • Inertial and gravitational mass
  • Einstein's equivalence principle
  • Preview of general relativity
  • Caveats on the equivalence principle
  • Gravitational frequency shift and light bending
  • Special Relativity
  • From absolute space and time to influenceable spacetime: an overview
  • Foundations of special relativity; The Lorentz transformation
  • On the nature of physical theories
  • Basic features of special relativity
  • Relativistic problem solving
  • Relativity of simultaneity, time-dilation and length-contraction: a preview
  • The relativity principle and the homogeneity and isotropy of inertial frames
  • The coordinate lattice; Definitions of simultaneity
  • Derivation of the Lorentz transformation
  • Properties of the Lorentz transformation
  • Graphical representation of the Lorentz transformation
  • Definition of relativity
  • The relativistic speed limit
  • Which transformations are allowed by the relativity principle?
  • Relativistic kinematics
  • World-picture and world-map
  • Length contraction
  • Length contraction paradox
  • Time dilation; The twin paradox
  • Velocity transformation; Relative and mutual velocity
  • Newton's laws and intertial frames
  • The Galilean transformation
  • Newtonian relativity
  • Objections to absolute space; Mach's principle
  • The ether
  • Michelson and Morley's search for the ether
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 428 pages
Isbn
9780198508366
Lccn
00067605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45505933
  • (OCoLC)ocm45505933

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