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Einstein's space-time : an introduction to special and general relativity / Rafael Ferraro.

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Author/Creator:
Ferraro, Rafael.
Language:
English. Translated from the Spanish.
Publication date:
2007
Imprint:
1st ed. - New York : Springer, 2007
Format:
  • Book
  • xvii, 310 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-302) and index.
Publisher's Summary:
This is a textbook addressed to students in Physics and other people interested in Relativity and 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. The first chapters are aimed to afford a deep understanding of the relativistic spacetime and its consequences for Dynamics. The chapter about covariant formulation includes the concepts of volume and hypersurfaces in manifolds, energy-momentum tensor of a fluid, etc., and prepares the language for General Relativity. The last two chapters are devoted to introduce General Relativity and Cosmology in a modern approach connected with the latest discoveries in these areas.
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ISBN:
9780387699462
0387699465
9780387699479
0387699473

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