The Geometry of Spacetime: An Introduction to Special and General Relativity / Edition 1

The Geometry of Spacetime: An Introduction to Special and General Relativity / Edition 1

by James J. Callahan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387986413

ISBN-13: 9780387986418

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Springer New York

Hermann Minkowski recast special relativity as essentially a new geometric structure for spacetime. This book looks at the ideas of both Einstein and Minkowski, and then introduces the theory of frames, surfaces and intrinsic geometry, developing the main implications of Einstein's general relativity theory.

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Hermann Minkowski recast special relativity as essentially a new geometric structure for spacetime. This book looks at the ideas of both Einstein and Minkowski, and then introduces the theory of frames, surfaces and intrinsic geometry, developing the main implications of Einstein's general relativity theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387986418
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Series:
Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics Series
Edition description:
1st ed. 2000. Corr. 2nd printing 2001
Pages:
463
Product dimensions:
7.26(w) x 10.38(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

1 Relativity Before 1905.- 2 Special Relativity-Kinematics.- 3 Special Relativity-Kinetics.- 4 Arbitrary Frames.- 5 Surfaces and Curvature.- 6 Intrinsic Geometry.- 7 General Relativity.- 8 Consequences.

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