A Most Incomprehensible Thing

A Most Incomprehensible Thing

Notes Towards A Very Gentle Introduction to the Mathematics of Relativity

Book - 2017 | Third edition
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"Using straightforward, accessible language, with numerous fully solved problems and clear derivations and explanations, this book is aimed at the enthusiastic general reader who wants to move beyond maths-lite popularizations and tackle the essential mathematics of this fascinating theory. (To paraphrase Euclid, there is no royal road to relativity - you have to do the mathematics.) For those with minimal mathematical background, the first chapter provides a crash course in foundation mathematics. The reader is then taken gently by the hand and guided through a wide range of fundamental topics, including Newtonian mechanics; the Lorentz transformations; tensor calculus; the Einstein field equations; the Schwarzschild solution; the four classical tests of general relativity; simple black holes; the mysteries of dark energy and the cosmological constant; and the Friedmann equations and Friedmann-Robertson-Walker cosmological models."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Harlow] : Incomprehensible Books, 2017
Edition: Third edition
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 0957389469 (paperback)
9780957389465 (paperback)
Branch Call Number: 530.110151 COL 2017
Characteristics: 274 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm


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