TitleEinstein's spacetime : an introduction to special and general relativity
Author(s)Rafael Ferraro
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2007.
Description1 online resource (xvii, 310 p.) : ill
Abstract Note"Einstein's Space-Time: An Introduction to Special and General Relativity is a textbook addressed to students in physics and other people interested in Relativity and the history of physics. The book contains a complete account of Special Relativity that begins with the historical analysis of the reasons that led to a change in our manner of regarding the space and time."--Jacket
Contents NoteSpace and time before Einstein -- In search of the ether -- Space and time in special relativity -- Geometric structure of space-time -- Transformation of the electromagnetic field -- Energy and momentum -- Covariant formulation -- Inertia and gravity -- Results of general relativity -- Appendix A.1: Euler-Lagrange equation -- Appendix A.2: The action functional -- Appendix A.3: Metric energy-momentum tensor -- Appendix A.4: Gauge transformations and source conservation -- Appendix A.5: Killing vectors and energy-momentum conservation
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (p. 297-302) and index
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. GENERAL RELATIVITY (PHYSICS) 4. SPACE AND TIME 5. Special relativity (Physics)
Item TypeeBook
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