Title  Einstein in matrix form : exact derivation of the theory of special and general relativity without tensors 
Author(s)  Gunter Ludyk 
Publication  Berlin, Springer, 2013. 
Description  1 online resource 
Abstract Note  This book is an introduction to the theories of Special and General Relativity. The target audience are physicists, engineers and applied scientists who are looking for an understandable introduction to the topic  without too much new mathematics. The fundamental equations of Einsteins theory of Special and General Relativity are derived using matrix calculus, without the help of tensors. This feature makes the book special and a valuable tool for scientists and engineers with no experience in the field of tensor calculus. In part I the foundations of Special Relativity are developed, part II describes the structure and principle of General Relativity. Part III explains the Schwarzschild solution of spherical body gravity and examines the "Black Hole" phenomenon. Any necessary mathematical tools are user friendly provided, either directly in the text or in the appendices 
Contents Note  From the Contents: Special Relativity  The Galilei Transformation  The Lorentz Transformation  The Invariance of Quadratic Forms  Velocity Addition  Lorentz Transformation of Velocities  Lorentz Transformation of Impulses  Acceleration and Force  Relativistic Electrodynamics  Energy Momentum Matrix  General Relativity  General Relativity and Riemannian Geometry 
Notes  Includes bibliographical references and index 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. MATRICES
4. Relativity (Physics)

Item Type  eBook 