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21. The Manga Guide to Relativity (Manga Guide To...) by Masafumi Yamamoto, Keita Takatsu, Hideo Nitta, Trend-Pro Co. Ltd. | |
Paperback: 220
Pages
(2010-12-15)
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Editorial Review Product Description This latest offering in No Starch Press's highly acclaimed EduManga series, The Manga Guide to Relativity, uses Japanese comics, clear explanations, and a charming storyline to gently introduce you to relativity. The book follows the plight of student body president Minagi, who's been sentenced to advanced physics summer school by his creepy principal. Fortunately, Minagi has the gorgeous Miss Uraga to teach him everything. The Manga Guide to Relativity begins with an overview of classical Newtonian physics before delving into Einstein's greatest discoveries. You'll learn why relativity is fundamental to understanding modern physics, how the Pythagorean theorem can explain time dilation, how to understand inertial frames of reference, how motion can affect an object's mass and length, and even how gravity can bend light. The book also explores the difference between general and special relativity, the equivalence principle, and the relationship between energy and mass, among other related topics. This EduManga title is co-published with Ohmsha, Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan, and is one in a series of translations from Ohmsha's bestselling Japanese originals. |
22. Lecture Notes on the General Theory of Relativity: From Newtons Attractive Gravity to the Repulsive Gravity of Vacuum Energy (Lecture Notes in Physics) by Øyvind Grøn | |
Hardcover: 252
Pages
(2009-04-20)
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Editorial Review Product Description This book is the result of more than twenty years of lecturing a master course on the General Theory of Relativity at the University of Oslo, Norway, by Dr. Øyvind Grøn. The text has been continuously updated by Dr. Grøn and is written so students can follow the deductions all the way throughout the book. The conceptual content of the general theory of relativity is presented briefly but reasonably and completely. Both bachelor students and master students will find the text useful as the manuscript is organized to easily find the topics one wants to read about, with separate lists of contents, figures, definitions, examples, and an index. Customer Reviews (1)
Some serious errors in describing the General Relativity! |
23. General Relativity and the Einstein Equations (Oxford Mathematical Monographs) by Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat | |
Hardcover: 840
Pages
(2009-02-04)
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Best Review of Constraints in General Relativity |
24. Advanced General Relativity (Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics) by John Stewart | |
Paperback: 240
Pages
(1993-11-26)
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The only book for advanced GR
treasure trove of knowledge John Stewart, rather than waste time on the hordes of cute little cartoon models apt for a tourist ratherthan physicist, gets straight to the heart of the matter and presentsamazingly powerful results (on differential geometry/ Spinors/Asymptopia/Initial Value Problem). He doesn't skip any steps in his proofsand doesn't try to appeal to science fiction intuition. As someone whohasn't encountered spinors before reading this book, I'm grateful for thehelpful appendi on the matter. Unfortuneately however I've found indifferent books the notation for spinors can vary wildly. The result isthat I must refigure out all the basic properties to understand thenotation. My complaint is that Stewart doesn't seem* (perhaps it's myignorance) to use the most common notation, but on the other hand, he alsoprovides the most easily used and referenced appendix. In summary, ifreading most of that relativity tripe make you a tourist, Stewart makes youa citizen. ... Read more |
25. General Relativity by I. R. Kenyon | |
Paperback: 248
Pages
(1990-09-20)
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26. Relativity: The Special and General Theory by Albert Einstein | |
Paperback: 192
Pages
(2010-10-18)
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An augmented version of Einstein's book for a general audience
Something Important Is Missing.
This is a HORRIBLE Kindle Version
Harder than it needs to be
Bah! |
27. The Genesis of General Relativity: Sources and Interpretations (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science) | |
Hardcover: 1152
Pages
(2007-03-27)
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Editorial Review Product Description This four-volume work represents the most comprehensive documentation and study of the creation of general relativity; one of the fundamental physical theories of the 20th century. It contains the direct facsimile, transcript and explanation of and comments on the Einstein Zurich Notebook as written in 1912. The research by Einstein herein forms a pivotal part of his creation of the theory of General Relativity (1915) from Special Relativity (1905) and Newton's law of gravitation. Additional sources from Einstein and others who from the late 19th to the early 20th century contributed to this monumental development sources are presented here in translation for the first time. The volumes offer detailed commentaries and analyses of these sources that are based on a close reading of these documents supplemented by interpretations by the leading historians of relativity. All in all, the facets of this work, based on more than a decade of research, combine to constitute one of the most in-depth studies of a scientific revolution ever written. |
28. A Short Course in General Relativity by James Foster, J. David Nightingale | |
Paperback: 292
Pages
(2005-08-30)
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Editorial Review Product Description Suitable for a one-semester course in general relativity for senior undergraduates or beginning graduate students, this text clarifies the mathematical aspects of Einstein's theory of relativity without sacrificing physical understanding. The text begins with an exposition of those aspects of tensor calculus and differential geometry needed for a proper treatment of the subject. The discussion then turns to the spacetime of general relativity and to geodesic motion. A brief consideration of the field equations is followed by a discussion of physics in the vicinity of massive objects, including an elementary treatment of black holes and rotating objects. The main text concludes with introductory chapters on gravitational radiation and cosmology. This new third edition has been updated to take account of fresh observational evidence and experiments. It includes new sections on the Kerr solution (in Chapter 4) and cosmological speeds of recession (in Chapter 6). A more mathematical treatment of tensors and manifolds, included in the 1st edition, but omitted in the 2nd edition, has been restored in an appendix. Also included are two additional appendixes – "Special Relativity Review" and "The Chinese Connection" - and outline solutions to all exercises and problems, making it especially suitable for private study. Customer Reviews (12)
exellent introduction
Poor choice of textbook
I couldn't use it.
A great first book on general relativity
Great for independant study The book has great solutions, or at least very helpful hints, to the problems that are given throughout the book.Though at times I was stuck with some, it generally it required me to only look at the first step of the solution to be able to solve the problem. This book is a quantitative approach, while "A First Course in General Relativity" (Schutz) is a more qualitative approach.I personally perfer the quantitative approach, and found this book better than Schutz.If you're looking for a more verbose and wordy book, go for Schutz, while if you're going for a mathematical approach (includes the derivation of the Schwarzchild's solution and the rise of black holes coming from Schwarzchild's solution) then this book is more for you. ... Read more |
29. Relativity: Einstein's Theory of Spacetime, Time Dilation, Gravity and Cosmology by Albert Einstein | |
Paperback: 152
Pages
(2009-01-02)
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30. Geometry, Relativity and the Fourth Dimension by Rudolf v.B. Rucker | |
Paperback: 133
Pages
(1977-06-01)
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geometry, relativity and the fourth dimemsion
Well Written Introduction to the Fourth Dimension
Good intro to related topics to Special Relativity
Instructive, and interesting
With few exceptions, it is a readable, stepwise explanation of how the universe is structured |
31. Albert Einstein's Theory of General Relativity by Crown | |
Hardcover: 352
Pages
(1979-08)
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32. Gravitation and Cosmology: Principles and Applications of the General Theory of Relativity by Steven Weinberg | |
Hardcover: 657
Pages
(1972-07)
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Ancient and Obsolete
Unique,IdiosyncraticApproach
A great book by a great physicist
Old book that is hostile to the spirt of G.R.
Elegantly and concisely written |
33. General Relativity for Mathematicians by R. K. Sachs, H. Wu | |
Paperback: 304
Pages
(2007-01-02)
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unique and fundemental viewpoint
Outstanding math/physics text
As the title says.... |
34. Modern Canonical Quantum General Relativity (Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics) by Thomas Thiemann | |
Paperback: 846
Pages
(2008-12-01)
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Not for beginners |
35. Works of Albert Einstein: On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies, Relativity: The Special and General Theory, Sidelights on Relativity, Dialog about Objections ... the Theory of Relativity & more (mobi) by Albert Einstein | |
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(2009-12-15)
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Editorial Review Product Description Table of Contents: Albert Einstein Biography On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies (1905) Translated by Megh Nad Saha The Einstein Theory of Relativity, A Concise Statement by Prof. H.A. Lorentz of the University of Leyden Customer Reviews (1)
The worlds greatest mind |
36. General Relativity (Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series) by N.M.J. Woodhouse | |
Paperback: 222
Pages
(2006-11-15)
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Editorial Review Product Description Based on a course given at Oxford over many years, this book is a short and concise exposition of the central ideas of general relativity. Although the original audience was made up of mathematics students, the focus is on the chain of reasoning that leads to the relativistic theory from the analysis of distance and time measurements in the presence of gravity, rather than on the underlying mathematical structure. The geometric ideas - which are central to the understanding of the nature of gravity - are introduced in parallel with the development of the theory, the emphasis being on laying bare how one is led to pseudo-Riemannian geometry through a natural process of reconciliation of special relativity with the equivalence principle. At centre stage are the "local inertial coordinates" set up by an observer in free fall, in which special relativity is valid over short times and distances. In more practical terms, the book is a sequel to the author's Special Relativity in the same series, with some overlap in the treatment of tensors. The basic theory is presented using techniques, such as phase-plane analysis, that will already be familiar to mathematics undergraduates, and numerous problems, of varying levels of difficulty, are provided to test understanding. The latter chapters include the theoretical background to contemporary observational tests - in particular the detection of gravitational waves and the verification of the Lens-Thirring precession - and some introductory cosmology, to tempt the reader to further study. While primarily designed as an introduction for final-year undergraduates and first-year postgraduates in mathematics, the book is also accessible to physicists who would like to see a more mathematical approach to the ideas. Customer Reviews (1)
A GR intro that is clear, concise, up-to-date and mathematically impeccable |
37. Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology: A Basic Introduction (Oxford Master Series in Physics) by Ta-Pei Cheng | |
Paperback: 400
Pages
(2010-01-11)
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Best book for self-study
The Fundamentals
This book is a gem
Excellent Material to begin with and test yourself. |
38. THE COSMIC FRONTIERS OF GENERAL RELATIVITY: A Layman's Guide to the New Universe by William J. , Iii Kaufmann | |
Hardcover:
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(1977)
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39. General Relativity and Cosmology by G.C. McVittie | |
Hardcover: 256
Pages
(1965-05)
Isbn: 0412052407 Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
40. General Relativity and Gravitation:One Hundred Years After the Birth of Albert Einstein. Volume 1 | |
Hardcover: 598
Pages
(1980-05-01)
list price: US$188.00 Isbn: 0306402653 Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
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