Introduction To Relativity: For Physicists And Astronomers by John B. Kogut

Introduction To Relativity: For Physicists And Astronomers

byJohn B. KogutEditorJohn B. Kogut

Paperback | April 23, 2001

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Introduction to Relativityis intended to teach physics and astronomy majors at the freshman, sophomore or upper-division levels how to think about special and general relativity in a fundamental, but accessible, way. Designed to render any reader a "master of relativity", everything 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.

  • Simplicity: the book teaches space and time in relativity in a physical fashion with minimal mathematics
  • Conciseness: the book teaches relativity by emphasizing the basic simplicity of the principles at work
  • Visualization: space-time diagrams (Minkowski) illustrate phenomena from simultaneity to the resolution of the twin paradox in a concrete fashion
  • Worked problems: two chapters of challenging problems solved in several ways illustrate and teach the principles
  • Problem sets: each chapter is accompanied by a full set of problems for the student that teach the principles and some new phenonmena

About The Author

Professor John Benjamin Kogut is an American theoretical physicist, specializing in high energy physics. He received in 1971 his PhD from Stanford University with thesis Quantum Electrodynamics at Infinite Momentum: Applications to High Energy Scattering. From 1971 to 1973 he was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study. ...

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Title:Introduction To Relativity: For Physicists And AstronomersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:178 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:April 23, 2001Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0124175619

ISBN - 13:9780124175617

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Table of Contents

Physics According to Newton - A World with No Speed Limit
Physics According to Einstein
Visualizing Relativity - Minowski Diagrams
Assorted Applications
Illustrations and Problems in Space-Time Measurements
Relativistic Dynamics
A Gentle Introduction to General Relativity
Illustrations, Problems, and Discussions in General Relativity