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

Hardcover (Print)
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$49.97
(Save 41%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $42.48
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 49%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $42.48   
  • New (2) from $68.56   
  • Used (8) from $0.00   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$68.56
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(23303)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
BRAND NEW

Ships from: Avenel, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$195.20
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(266)

Condition: New
Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

In 1905, Albert Einstein offered a revolutionary theoryspecial relativity - to explain some of the most troubling problems in current physics concerning electromagnetism and motion. Soon afterward, Hermann Minkowski recast special relativity essentially as a new geometric structure for spacetime. These ideas are the subject of the first part of the book. The second part develops the main implications of Einstein's general relativity as a theory of gravity rooted in the differential geometry of surfaces.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387986418
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Series: Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics Series
  • Edition description: 1st ed. 2000. Corr. 2nd printing 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 463
  • Product dimensions: 7.26 (w) x 10.38 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Relativity Before 1905 1
1.1 Spacetime 1
1.2 Galilean Transformations 9
1.3 The Michelson-Morley Experiment 15
1.4 Maxwell's Equations 22
2 Special Relativity - Kinematics 31
2.1 Einstein's Solution 31
2.2 Hyperbolic Functions 43
2.3 Minkowski Geometry 49
2.4 Physical Consequences 73
3 Special Relativity - Kinetics 87
3.1 Newton's Laws of Motion 87
3.2 Curves and Curvature 108
3.3 Accelerated Motion 123
4 Arbitrary Frames 143
4.1 Uniform Rotation 144
4.2 Linear Acceleration 155
4.3 Newtonian Gravity 167
4.4 Gravity in Special Relativity 188
5 Surfaces and Curvature 203
5.1 The Metric 203
5.2 Intrinsic Geometry on the Sphere 221
5.3 De Sitter Spacetime 230
5.4 Curvature of a Surface 241
6 Intrinsic Geometry 257
6.1 Theorema Egregium 257
6.2 Geodesics 268
6.3 Curved Spacetime 277
6.4 Mappings 292
6.5 Tensors 307
7 General Relativity 329
7.1 The Equations of Motion 330
7.2 The Vacuum Field Equations 344
7.3 The Matter Field Equations 366
8 Consequences 385
8.1 The Newtonian Approximation 386
8.2 Spherically Symmetric Fields 396
8.3 The Bending of Light 413
8.4 Perihelion Drift 421
Bibliography 435
Index 439
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)