The Geometry of Spacetime: An Introduction to Special and General Relativity. Front Cover · James J. Callahan. Springer Science & Business Media, Hello, I was wondering if anyone knows about the the book “The Geometry of Spacetime: An Introduction to Special and General Relativity” by. The Geometry of Spacetime has 8 ratings and 1 review. The Geometry of Spacetime: An Introduction to Special and General Relativity James J. Callahan.
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InAlbert Einstein offered a revolutionary theory–special relativity–to explain some of the most troubling problems in current physics concerning electromagnetism and motion. I do think Callahan’s treatment is a bit different from the more standard treatments by Carroll or Hartle, and if I were to prepare for a general relativity course at a university, I would probably play it safe and use Caroll or Hartle.
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.
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. The author explores the way an individual observer views the world and how a pair of observers collaborate to gain objective knowledge of the world.
Hermann Minkowski recast special relativity as essentially a new geometric structure for spacetime. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.
To encompass both the general and special theory, he uses the geometry of spacetime as the unifying theme of the book. Richard Strum marked it as to-read Jan 18, Join Physics Forums Today! This book gets at the essential core ideas of the topic geomegry expresses them in as clear and accessible a manner as anyone could given the inherent difficulty of the subject matter. Karl rated it it was amazing Aug 30, Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.
Steve Schlutow rated it really liked it Mar 11, This gives several interesting applications that students often don’t see early in their mathematical career. Read reviews that mention general relativity introduction callahan course level special learn subject teaching.
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Having glanced at later chapters, I know that the subscripts and superscripts are coming, but I also believe that I will be prepared for them when they arrive. Jul 13, 1. Showing of 10 reviews. The Geometry of Spacetime: Selected pages Title Page.
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