Einstein's spacetime : an introduction to special and general relativity
 Responsibility
 Rafael Ferraro.
 Language
 English. Translated from the Spanish.
 Edition
 1st ed.
 Imprint
 New York : Springer, 2007
 Physical description
 xvii, 310 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Access
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QC173.65 .F475 2007  Unknown 
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Creators/Contributors
 Author/Creator
 Ferraro, Rafael.
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references (p. 297302) and index.
 Contents

 Preface. Space and Time Before Einstein. Searching for the Ether. Space and Time in Special Relativity. Geometric Structure of Spacetime. Transformation of the Electromagnetic Field. Energy and Momentum. Covariant Formulation. Inertia and Gravitation. Results of General Relativity. Appendix: The EulerLagrange Equation The Action Functional The Metric EnergyMomentum Tensor Gauge Transformations and Source Conservation Killing Vectors and EnergyMomentum Conservation. Bibliography. References. Index.
 (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780387699462 20160528
 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, energymomentum 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780387699479 20160527
Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2007
 ISBN
 9780387699462 (hbk.)
 0387699465 (hbk.)
 9780387699479 (ebk.)
 0387699473 (ebk.)