General Relativity

  • Filename: general-relativity.
  • ISBN: 0226870375
  • Release Date: 2010-05-15
  • Number of pages: 506
  • Author: Robert M. Wald
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press

"Wald's book is clearly the first textbook on general relativity with a totally modern point of view; and it succeeds very well where others are only partially successful. The book includes full discussions of many problems of current interest which are not treated in any extant book, and all these matters are considered with perception and understanding."—S. Chandrasekhar "A tour de force: lucid, straightforward, mathematically rigorous, exacting in the analysis of the theory in its physical aspect."—L. P. Hughston, Times Higher Education Supplement "Truly excellent. . . . A sophisticated text of manageable size that will probably be read by every student of relativity, astrophysics, and field theory for years to come."—James W. York, Physics Today


  • Filename: relativity.
  • ISBN: 9971506122
  • Release Date: 1989
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Asghar Qadir
  • Publisher: World Scientific

The most important feature in this book is the simple presentation with details of calculations. It is very easy to follow. Fairly sophisticated calculations are developed very rapidly. The presentation is logical and the detailed coverage makes this book very readable and useful. The contents develop Relativity as a modern theory of motion, starting by placing it in historical perspective and proceeding to show its logical necessity. The development of the Lorentz transformation is given using only one assumption rather than two. Right away in Chapter 3, geometry as required in Special Relativity for extension to General Relativity is introduced. This enables the use of the four-vector formalism of Minkowski. By the end of Chapter 4, the general Lorentz transformations for three-dimensional motion and their relation to four-dimensional boosts have already been explained. In Chapter 5 applications of relevance in Physics are provided. After a brief introduction to elementary electromagnetic theory, it is reformulated as a theory in four-dimensions using tensors in Chapter 6. Finally in Chapter 7, the theory is extended to deal with accelerated motion as “corrections” to Special Relativity.

Relativity in Curved Spacetime

  • Filename: relativity-in-curved-spacetime.
  • ISBN: 9780955706806
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 378
  • Author: Eric Baird
  • Publisher: Chocolate Tree Books

Relativity theory has become one of the icons of Twentieth Century science. It's reckoned to be a difficult subject, taught as a layered series of increasingly difficult mathematics and increasingly abstract concepts. We're told that relativity theory is supposed to be this complicated and counter-intuitive. But how much of this historical complexity is really necessary? Can we bypass the interpretations and paradoxes and pseudoparadoxes of Einstein's special theory and jump directly to a deeper and more intuitive description of reality? What if curvature is a fundamental part of physics, and a final theory of relativity shouldn't reduce to Einstein's "flat" 1905 theory //on principle//? "Relativity..." takes us on a whistlestop tour of Twentieth Century physics - from black holes, quantum mechanics, wormholes and the Big Bang to the workings of the human mind, and asks: what would physics look like without special relativity? 394 printed pages, 234156 mm, ~200 figures and illustrations, includes bibliography and index


  • Filename: relativity.
  • ISBN: 9781501105098
  • Release Date: 2016-05-03
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Antonia Hayes
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

A “beautifully written, heartbreaking” (S. J. Watson) debut novel about a gifted boy who discovers the truth about his past, his overprotective single mother who tries desperately to shield him from it, and the father he has never met who has unexpectedly returned. “Original, compassionate, cleverly plotted, and genuinely difficult to put down.” –Graeme Simsion, New York Times bestselling author of The Rosie Project Twelve-year-old Ethan Forsythe, an exceptionally talented boy obsessed with physics and astronomy, has been raised alone by his mother in Sydney, Australia. Claire, a former professional ballerina, has been a wonderful parent to Ethan, but he’s becoming increasingly curious about his father’s absence in his life. Claire is fiercely protective of her talented, vulnerable son—and of her own feelings. But when Ethan falls ill, tied to a tragic event that occurred during his infancy, her tightly-held world is split open. Thousands of miles away on the western coast of Australia, Mark is trying to forget about the events that tore his family apart, but an unexpected call forces him to confront his past and return home. When Ethan secretly intercepts a letter from Mark to Claire, he unleashes long-suppressed forces that—like gravity—pull the three together again, testing the limits of love and forgiveness. Told from the alternating points of view of Ethan and each of his parents, Relativity is a poetic and soul-searing exploration of unbreakable bonds, irreversible acts, the limits of science, and the magnitude of love.

Introduction to Relativity

  • Filename: introduction-to-relativity.
  • ISBN: 080187047X
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 205
  • Author: William D. McGlinn
  • Publisher: JHU Press

"This book contains a tremendous amount of information for its size. The discussions are clear and to the point... Any teacher on this subject should seriously consider as a textbook." -- The Physicist

Einstein s Theory of Relativity

  • Filename: einstein-s-theory-of-relativity.
  • ISBN: 0486607690
  • Release Date: 1962
  • Number of pages: 376
  • Author: Max Born
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation

A Nobel Prize-winning physicist explains the historical background and scientific principles of Einstein's famous theory


  • Filename: relativity.
  • ISBN: 0521010691
  • Release Date: 2004-02-12
  • Number of pages: 396
  • Author: Hans Stephani
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Thoroughly revised and updated, this textbook provides a pedagogical introduction to relativity. It is self-contained, but the reader is expected to have a basic knowledge of theoretical mechanics and electrodynamics. It covers the most important features of both special and general relativity, as well as touching on more difficult topics, such as the field of charged pole-dipole particles, the Petrov classification, groups of motions, gravitational lenses, exact solutions and the structure of infinity. The necessary mathematical tools (tensor calculus, Riemannian geometry) are provided, most of the derivations are given in full, and exercises are included where appropriate. Written as a textbook for undergraduate and introductory graduate courses, it will also be of use to researchers working in the field. The bibliography gives the original papers and directs the reader to useful monographs and review papers.

Introduction to the Theory of Relativity

  • Filename: introduction-to-the-theory-of-relativity.
  • ISBN: 0486632822
  • Release Date: 1976
  • Number of pages: 307
  • Author: Peter Gabriel Bergmann
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation

Comprehensive coverage of special theory (frames of reference, Lorentz transformation, more), general theory (principle of equivalence, more) and unified theory (Weyl's gauge-invariant geometry, more.) Foreword by Albert Einstein.

The Theory of Relativity

  • Filename: the-theory-of-relativity.
  • ISBN: 0486428192
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 314
  • Author: R. K. Pathria
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation

Graduate-level text elaborates on physical ideas underlying relativity, examining special theory (space-time transformations, four-dimensional formulations, mechanics, optics, electromagnetism), and general theory (space-time continuum, gravitation, experiments, and relativistic cosmology). 1974 edition.

Introductory Special Relativity

  • Filename: introductory-special-relativity.
  • ISBN: 0850668387
  • Release Date: 1992-01-06
  • Number of pages: 276
  • Author: W G V Rosser
  • Publisher: CRC Press

* A comprehensive introduction to special relativity for undergraduate study * Based on the highly regarded textbook Relativity and High Energy Physics * Includes numerous worked examples * Now thoroughly revised and expanded * Fully meets the needs of first year physics undergraduates


  • Filename: relativity.
  • ISBN: 0203018605
  • Release Date: 2003-09-02
  • Number of pages: 280
  • Author: Steve Adams
  • Publisher: CRC Press

Provides the essential principles and results of special relativity as required by undergraduates. The text uses a geometric interpretation of space-time so that a general theory is seen as a natural extension of the special theory. Although most results are derived from first principles, complex and distracting mathematics is avoided and all mathematical steps and formulae are fully explained and interpreted, often with explanatory diagrams.; The emphasis throughout the text is on understanding the physics of relativity. The structure of the book is designed to allow students of different courses to choose their own route through the short self-contained sections in each chapter. The latter part of the book shows how Einstein's theory of gravity is central to unraveling fundamental questions of cosmology.

A Sophisticate s Primer of Relativity

  • Filename: a-sophisticate-s-primer-of-relativity.
  • ISBN: 0486425495
  • Release Date: 1962
  • Number of pages: 172
  • Author: Percy Williams Bridgman
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation

Geared toward readers already acquainted with special relativity, this book answers natural questions: What is a frame of reference? A "law of nature"? The role of the "observer"? 1983 edition.

Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity

  • Filename: albert-einstein-and-the-theory-of-relativity.
  • ISBN: 0812039211
  • Release Date: 1987
  • Number of pages: 184
  • Author: Robert Cwiklik
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

Traces the life and work of the physicist whose theory of relativity revolutionized scientific thinking.


  • Filename: relativity.
  • ISBN: 9789380914220
  • Release Date: 2016-05-30
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Albert Einstein
  • Publisher: GENERAL PRESS

Albert Einstein is the unquestioned founder of modern physics. His theory of relativity is the most important scientific idea of the modern era. In this book Einstein explains, using the minimum of mathematical terms, the basic ideas and principles of the theory which has shaped the world we live in today. Unsurpassed by any subsequent books on relativity, this remains the most popular and useful exposition of Einstein’s immense contribution to human knowledge. In this work Einstein intended, as far as possible, to give an exact insight into the theory of relativity to those readers who, from a general and scientific philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant with the mathematical apparatus of theoretical physics. The theory of relativity enriched physics and astronomy during the 20th century. Publisher : General Press

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