Einstein's Relativity: The Ultimate Key to the Cosmos

Einstein's Relativity: The Ultimate Key to the Cosmos

by Fred I Cooperstock, Steven Tieu


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ISBN-13: 9783642303845
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 08/04/2012
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Fred I Cooperstock received his BSc from the University of Manitoba, in Winnipeg, Canada and his PhD in Physics from Brown University, Providence, USA. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies and an Assistant, Associate and Full Professor at the University of Victoria, Canada where he is currently Professor Emeritus. He spent two years as a Canada-France Exchange Visitor at the Institut Henri Poincare, Paris and a year at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology as a Lady Davis Fellow. As well, he was a Visiting Professor for shorter periods at various institutions. He is the author of approximately 100 publications and the recent book, "General Relativistic Dynamics".

Steven Tieu received his BSc from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, Canada in Physics. After working in the I.T. industry for a year, he returned back to academia where he received his MSc in Applied Mathematics, also from Simon Fraser University. He went on to complete his PhD in Physics at the University of Victoria in Victoria, Canada. After completing his PhD, he joined Systemware Innovation, an engineering firm, which works in the nuclear industry, the oil & gas industry and the financial industry. Recently, he joined Teradici Corporation in Vancouver, Canada as a Design Engineer to develop desktop virtualization systems.

Table of Contents

Preliminary Aspects of Classical Physics.- A Simple Approach to Einstein's Special Relativity.- Introducing Einstein's General Relativity.- Testing Einstein’s General Relativity.- Gravitational Waves and Energy-Momentum.- The Universe According to Relativity.- Spacetime Diagrams for General Relativity.- The Motion of the Stars in the Galaxies.- The Motion of Galaxies in Galaxy Clusters.- Dark Energy.- Time Machines, the Multiverse and Other Fantasies.

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