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Relativity: A Journey Through Warped Space and Time

  • Daniel R. Mayerson
  • Anthony M. Charles
  • Joseph E. Golec
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Daniel R. Mayerson, Anthony M. Charles, Joseph E. Golec
    Pages 1-5
  3. Daniel R. Mayerson, Anthony M. Charles, Joseph E. Golec
    Pages 7-32
  4. Daniel R. Mayerson, Anthony M. Charles, Joseph E. Golec
    Pages 33-76
  5. Daniel R. Mayerson, Anthony M. Charles, Joseph E. Golec
    Pages 77-140
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 141-170

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Classical Mechanics Special Relativity General Relativity Relativity textbook Spacetime Relativistic Mechanics Warped spacetime

Authors and affiliations

  • Daniel R. Mayerson
    • 1
  • Anthony M. Charles
    • 2
  • Joseph E. Golec
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut de Physique ThéoriqueUniversité Paris SaclayGif-sur-YvetteFrance
  2. 2.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsKU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  3. 3.Randall LaboratoryUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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