The Resource Relativity for Everyone : How Space-Time Bends, by Kurt Fischer, (electronic resource)

Relativity for Everyone : How Space-Time Bends, by Kurt Fischer, (electronic resource)

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Relativity for Everyone : How Space-Time Bends
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Relativity for Everyone
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How Space-Time Bends
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by Kurt Fischer
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eng
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This book, now in a revised and updated second edition, explains the theory of special and general relativity in detail without approaching Einstein's life or the historical background. The text is formulated in such a way that the reader will be able to understand the essence intuitively, and new sections have been added on time machines, the twin paradoxes, and tensors. The first part of the book focuses on the essentials of special relativity. It explains the famous equivalence between mass and energy and tells why Einstein was able to use the theory of electrodynamics as a template for his "electrodynamics of moving bodies". General relativity is then addressed, mainly with the help of thought experiments. Reference is made to the previously introduced special relativity and the equivalence principle and, using many figures, it is explained how space-time is bending under gravity. The climax of the book is the Einstein equation of gravity, which describes the way in which matter bends space-time. The reader is shown how to obtain the famous Schwarzschild solution. Moreover, the book presents a numerically correct and yet intuitive explanation of the classic effects such as light bending and the advance of the perihelion. The book concludes by explaining the Friedmann model of the big bang and why the theory of gravity does not fit with quantum theory
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Fischer, Kurt
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  • QC178
  • QC173.5-173.65
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non fiction
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Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics,
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  • Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Physics
  • Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
  • Popular Science in Physics
  • Cosmology
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
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Relativity for Everyone : How Space-Time Bends, by Kurt Fischer, (electronic resource)
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Contents
1 Light, Matter, and Energy -- 2 Light, Time, Mass, and Length -- 3 Light, Electricity, and Magnetism -- 4 Acceleration and Inertia -- 5 Inertia and Gravity. -- 6 Equivalence Principle in Action -- 7 How Mass Creates Gravity -- 8 Solving the Einstein Equation of Gravity -- 9 General Relativity in Action -- 10 Epilogue -- 11 Appendix
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unknown
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2nd ed. 2015.
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XIII, 137 p. 115 illus.
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electronic
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9783319178912
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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10.1007/978-3-319-17891-2
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online resource.
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-17891-2
Label
Relativity for Everyone : How Space-Time Bends, by Kurt Fischer, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 Light, Matter, and Energy -- 2 Light, Time, Mass, and Length -- 3 Light, Electricity, and Magnetism -- 4 Acceleration and Inertia -- 5 Inertia and Gravity. -- 6 Equivalence Principle in Action -- 7 How Mass Creates Gravity -- 8 Solving the Einstein Equation of Gravity -- 9 General Relativity in Action -- 10 Epilogue -- 11 Appendix
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed. 2015.
Extent
XIII, 137 p. 115 illus.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319178912
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-17891-2
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-17891-2

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