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 explains the theory of special and general relativity in detail, without digressions such as information on Einstein's life or the historical background. However, complicated calculations are replaced with figures and thought experiments, the text being formulated in such a way that the reader will be able to understand the gist intuitively. The first part of the book focuses on the essentials of special relativity. Explanations are provided of the famous equivalence between mass and energy and of why Einstein was able to use the theory of electrodynamics as a template for his "electrodynamics of moving bodies", simply because besides the speed of light, the electric charge itself is also absolute, leading to the relativity of other physical quantities. General relativity is then introduced, 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 comes with the Einstein equations of gravity that describe the way in which matter bends space-time. The reader is shown how to obtain the famous Schwarzschild solution. There follows a numerically correct and yet intuitive explanation of the classic effects such as light bending or the movement 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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  • Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Physics
  • Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
  • Cosmology
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Relativity for Everyone : How Space-Time Bends, by Kurt Fischer, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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Light, matter, and energy -- Light, time, mass, and length -- Light, electricity, and magnetism -- Acceleration and inertia -- Inertia and gravity -- Equivalence principle in action -- How mass creates gravity -- Solving the Einstein equation of gravity -- General Relativity in action -- Epilogue -- Appendices
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unknown
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XIII, 129 p. 114 illus., 2 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9783319005874
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-3-319-00587-4
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-00587-4
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
Light, matter, and energy -- Light, time, mass, and length -- Light, electricity, and magnetism -- Acceleration and inertia -- Inertia and gravity -- Equivalence principle in action -- How mass creates gravity -- Solving the Einstein equation of gravity -- General Relativity in action -- Epilogue -- Appendices
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XIII, 129 p. 114 illus., 2 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319005874
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-00587-4
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-00587-4

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