Einstein S Pathway To The Special Theory Of Relativity 2nd Edition

Autor: Galina Weinstein
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ISBN: 9781443895125
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"This book is a comprehensive monograph on Albert Einstein's Odyssey to Special and General Relativity. This second edition brings together the most recent studies regarding the discovery of Special Relativity between 1895 and 1905 and pertaining to the genesis of General Relativity between 1905 and 1918. The book encompasses an in-depth historiographical analysis of Einstein's theory of relativity and Einstein's own derivations and philosophical perspectives of his work. The first chapter provides a narrative of Einstein's early life until 1914 without resorting to hagiography. The second chapter discusses Fin de si�cle physics; the third deals with Einstein's path to the Special Theory of Relativity and Henri Poincar�'s Dynamics of the Electron; the fourth focuses on the genesis of the General Theory of Relativity; the fifth chapter centralizes on Einstein's methodology and creativity, and on Poincar�'s philosophy; and the final section analyses the sources used in compiling this book."

The Special Theory Of Relativity

Autor: David Bohm
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136747605
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In these inspiring lectures David Bohm explores Albert Einstein’s celebrated Theory of Relativity that transformed forever the way we think about time and space. Yet for Bohm the implications of the theory were far more revolutionary both in scope and impact even than this. Stepping back from dense theoretical and scientific detail in this eye-opening work, Bohm describes how the notion of relativity strikes at the heart of our very conception of the universe, regardless of whether we are physicists or philosophers.

Special Theory Of Relativity

Autor: C. W. Kilmister
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 148313704X
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Special Theory of Relativity provides a discussion of the special theory of relativity. Special relativity is not, like other scientific theories, a statement about the matter that forms the physical world, but has the form of a condition that the explicit physical theories must satisfy. It is thus a form of description, playing to some extent the role of the grammar of physics, prescribing which combinations of theoretical statements are admissible as descriptions of the physical world. Thus, to describe it, one needs also to describe those specific theories and to say how much they are limited by it. The book is organized into two parts. The first part traces the historical development of the special theory of relativity, including Einstein's contribution, the elementary consequences of the Lorentz transformation, and applications in quantum theory. The second part contains extracts from various publications covering topics such as relative motion of the earth, and the luminiferous and dynamics of the electron.

Spacetime Physics

Autor: Edwin F. Taylor
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780716723271
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Written by two of the field's true pioneers, Spacetime Physics can extend and enhance coverage of specialty relativity in the classroom. This thoroughly up-to-date, highly accessible overview covers microgravity, collider accelerators, satellite probes, neutron detectors, radioastronomy, and pulsars. The chapter on general relativity with new material on gravity waves, black holes, and cosmology.

Cosmological Special Relativity

Autor: Moshe Carmeli
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814488674
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This book presents Einstein's theory of space and time in detail, and describes the large-scale structure of space, time and velocity as a new cosmological special relativity. A cosmological Lorentz-like transformation, which relates events at different cosmic times, is derived and applied. A new law of addition of cosmic times is obtained, and the inflation of the space at the early universe is derived, both from the cosmological transformation. The relationship between cosmic velocity, acceleration and distances is given. In the appendices gravitation is added in the form of a cosmological general relativity theory and a five-dimensional unified theory of space, time and velocity. This book is of interest to cosmologists, astrophysicists, theoretical physicists, mathematical physicists and mathematicians. Contents: Cosmological Special RelativityExtension of the Lorentz Group to CosmologyFundamentals of Einstein's Special RelativityStructure of Space-TimeThe Light ConeMass, Energy and MomentumVelocity, Acceleration and Cosmic DistancesFirst Days of the UniverseCosmological General RelativityFive-Dimensional Brane World TheoryCosmic Temperature Decline Readership: Astrophysicists, cosmologists, theoretical physicists and mathematical physicists. Keywords:Cosmological Special Relativity;Cosmological Transformation;The Galaxy Cone;Minimal Acceleration in Nature;Fundamentals of Einstein's Special Relativity;Structure of Spacetime;Mass, Energy and Momentum;Relation and Difference Between Einstein's Special Relativity and Cosmological Special Relativity;First Days of the Universe;Cosmological General Relativity;Five-Dimensional Brane World Theory;Cosmological ConstantReviews:“‘Cosmological Special Relativity’ is a remarkable achievement. It elegantly brings together the basic ideas of Einstein's Special and General Theories of Relativity with the group theoretical approach to cosmology which was recently developed by Prof Carmeli.”Shimon Malin Colgate University, USA “In this skillfully written monograph, cardinal problems of nowadays cosmology are discussed in a new unusual way and successfully solved in the framework of the author's new theory. Owing to the very clear pedagogical language and to the carefully selected examples, tables and figures the book may be recommended for students and searchers in cosmology and related areas.”Mark Israelit University of Haifa-Oranim, Israel From a review of the first edition: “The book is written in a very clear and pedagogical way, and emphasis is placed on conceptual rather than on formal developments. Some of its chapters constitute in their own right an excellent introductory text on special relativity.”Mathematical Reviews

The Special Theory Of Relativity

Autor: SRIRANJAN BANERJI
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 8120346440
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The special theory of relativity, a monumental achievement of scientific creativity, appeared in 1905 as a culmination of deep and careful analysis of contradictions in old notions. The subject is now taught in almost all universities and colleges in the departments of physics and mathematics. This text is designed to give students a solid foundation in experimental background of the theory, relativistic kinematics, relativistic dynamics, and relativistic electrodynamics. What distinguishes the text are some special features, not found in other similar texts, that give a more intuitive understanding of the subject. Another important feature of the text is its clarity and correctness with which the principles, their relations, and their applications are set forth. This well-accepted book, now in its second edition, includes a brief account of the “properties of Cartesian tensors” and also adds “experimental verifications of the mass variation of a particle with velocity and the mass–energy equivalence relation” in Chapter 3. Besides, in Chapter 4, some calculations to show how the potentials obtained for a uniformly moving charge lead to Lorentz transformation have been added. It also includes some new problems in the exercise section of Chapters 2, 3 and 4 with their solutions given in the Appendix. The book will also be useful for competitive examinations to PG and Ph.D. courses. KEY FEATURES : Discusses relativistic mechanics and electrodynamics of continuous media. Presents the covariant four-dimensional formulation of relativistic mechanics and electrodynamics. Explains the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations in mechanics and electrodynamics. Describes the Terrell effect (visual appearance of moving objects) and the Thomas precession. Includes a large number of solved problems. Provides solutions to end-of-chapter exercises.

Special Relativity Electrodynamics And General Relativity

Autor: John B. Kogut
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128137215
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Special Relativity, Electrodynamics, and General Relativity: From Newton to Einstein is intended to teach students of physics, astrophysics, astronomy, and cosmology how to think about special and general relativity in a fundamental but accessible way. Designed to render any reader a "master of relativity, all material on the subject is comprehensible and derivable from first principles. The book emphasizes problem solving, contains abundant problem sets, and is conveniently organized to meet the needs of both student and instructor. Fully revised and expanded second edition with improved figures Enlarged discussion of dynamics and the relativistic version of Newton’s second law Resolves the twin paradox from the principles of special and general relativity Includes new chapters which derive magnetism from relativity and electrostatics Derives Maxwell’s equations from Gauss’ law and the principles of special relativity Includes new chapters on differential geometry, space-time curvature, and the field equations of general relativity Introduces black holes and gravitational waves as illustrations of the principles of general relativity and relates them to the 2015 and 2017 observational discoveries of LIGO

A First Course In General Relativity

Autor: Bernard Schutz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521887054
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Second edition of a widely-used textbook providing the first step into general relativity for undergraduate students with minimal mathematical background.