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Special Relativity, Electrodynamics, and General Relativity : From Newton to Einstein (Paperback) (John

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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
Number of Pages: 232
Genre: Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd
Author: John B. Kogut
Language: English
Street Date: January 11, 2018
TCIN: 53008783
UPC: 9780128137208
Item Number (DPCI): 248-51-2269
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