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The Geometry of Spacetime

An Introduction to Special and General Relativity

by James J. Callahan

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Published by Springer New York in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Global differential geometry,
  • Quantum theory,
  • Physics

  • About the Edition

    In 1905, Albert Einstein offered a revolutionary theory - special relativity - to explain some of the most troubling problems in current physics concerning electromagnetism and motion. Soon afterwards, Hermann Minkowski recast special relativity essentially as a new geometric structure for spacetime. These ideas are the subject of the first part of the book. The second part develops the main implications of Einstein"s general relativity as a theory of gravity rooted in the differential geometry of surfaces. The author explores the way an individual observer views the world and how a pair of observers collaborates to gain objective knowledge of the world. He has tried to encompass both the general and special theory by using the geometry of spacetime as the unifying theme of the book. To read it, one needs only a first course in linear algebra and multivariable calculus and familiarity with the physical applications of calculus.

    Edition Notes

    Statementby James J. Callahan
    SeriesUndergraduate Texts in Mathematics, Undergraduate texts in mathematics
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC178, QC173.5-173.65
    The Physical Object
    Format[electronic resource] :
    Pagination1 online resource (xvi, 454 p.)
    Number of Pages454
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27041060M
    ISBN 101441931422, 1475767366
    ISBN 109781441931429, 9781475767360
    OCLC/WorldCa851777508

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The Geometry of Spacetime by James J. Callahan Download PDF EPUB FB2

Hermann Minkowski recast special relativity as essentially a new geometric structure for spacetime. This book looks at the ideas of both Einstein and Minkowski, and then introduces the theory of frames, surfaces and intrinsic geometry, developing the main implications of Einstein's general relativity theory.

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The author explores the way an individual observer views the world and how a pair of observers collaborates to gain objective knowledge of the world. He has tried to encompass both the general and special theory by using the geometry of spacetime as the unifying theme of the book.

The Geometry of Spacetime: An Introduction to Special and General Relativity James J. Callahan InAlbert Einstein offered a revolutionary theory - special relativity - to explain some of the most troubling problems in current physics concerning electromagnetism and motion.

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Hermann Minkowski recast special relativity as essentially a new geometric structure for spacetime. This book looks at the ideas of both Einstein and Minkowski, and then introduces the theory of frames, surfaces and intrinsic geometry, developing the main implications of Einstein's general relativity theory.

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Callahan Published by Springer (). The author lays out his goal very clearly: ‘It is the intention of this monograph to provide an introduction to the special theory of relativity that is mathematically rigorous and yet spells out in considerable detail the physical significance of the mathematics.’ He then proceeds to accomplish this : Springer-Verlag New York.

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