9780805386622

Gravity An Introduction to Einstein's General Relativity

  • ISBN 13:

    9780805386622

  • ISBN 10:

    0805386629

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/26/2002
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

The aim of this groundbreaking new text is to bring general relativity into the undergraduate curriculum and make this fundamental theory accessible to all physics majors. Using a "physics first" approach to the subject, renowned relativist James B. Hartle provides a fluent and accessible introduction that uses a minimum of new mathematics and is illustrated with a wealth of exciting applications.The emphasis is on the exciting phenomena of gravitational physics and the growing connection between theory and observation. The Global Positioning System, black holes, X-ray sources, pulsars, quasars, gravitational waves, the Big Bang, and the large scale structure of the universe are used to illustrate the widespread role of how general relativity describes a wealth of everyday and exotic phenomena.For anyone interested in physics or general relativity.

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