practical relativity from first principles to the theory of gravity

Download Book Practical Relativity From First Principles To The Theory Of Gravity in PDF format. You can Read Online Practical Relativity From First Principles To The Theory Of Gravity here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Practical Relativity

Author : Richard N. Henriksen
ISBN : 9781119956341
Genre : Science
File Size : 44. 75 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 370
Read : 613

Download Now


The book is intended to serve as lecture material for courses on relativity at undergraduate level. Although there has been much written on special relativity the present book will emphasize the real applications of relativity. In addition, it will be physically designed with the use of box summaries so as to allow easy access of practical results. The book will be composed of eight chapters. Chapter 1 will give an introduction to special relativity that is the world without gravity. Implications will be presented with emphasis on time dilation and the Doppler shift as practical considerations. In Chapter 2, the four-vector representation of events will be introduced. The bulk of this chapter will deal with flat space dynamics. This will require the generalization of Newton's first and second laws. Some important astronomical applications will be discussed in Chapter 3 and in Chapter 4 some engineering applications of special relativity such as atomic clocks will be presented. Chapter 5 will be dedicated to the thorny question of gravity. The physical motivation of the theory must be examined and the geometrical interpretation presented. Chapter 6 will present astronomical applications of relativistic gravity. These include the usual solar system tests; light bending, time delay, gravitational red-shift, precession of Keplerian orbits. Chapter 7 will be dedicated to relativistic cosmology. Many of the standard cosmological concepts will be introduced, being mathematically simple but conceptually subtle. The concluding chapter will be largely dedicated to the global positioning system as an engineering problem that requires both inertial and gravitational relativity. The large interferometers designed as gravitational wave telescopes will be discussed here.

Fundamental Questions Of Practical Cosmology

Author : Yurij Baryshev
ISBN : 9400723792
Genre : Science
File Size : 59. 69 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 210
Read : 711

Download Now


This book guides readers (astronomers, physicists, and university students) through central questions of Practical Cosmology, a term used by the late Allan Sandage to denote the modern scientific endeavor to find the cosmological model best describing the universe of galaxies, its geometry, size, age, and matter composition. The authors draw on their personal experience in astrophysics and cosmology to explain key concepts of cosmology, both observational and theoretical, and to highlight several items which give cosmology its special character. These highlighted items are: Ideosyncratic features of the “cosmic laboratory”, Malmquist bias in the determination of cosmic distances, Theory of gravitation as a cornerstone of cosmological models, Crucial tests for checking the reality of space expansion, Methods of analyzing the structures of the universe as mapped by galaxies, Usefulness of fractals as a model to describe the large-scale structure and new cosmological physics inherent in the Friedmann world model.

Core Principles Of Special And General Relativity

Author : James H. Luscombe
ISBN : 9780429659539
Genre : Science
File Size : 90. 60 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 642
Read : 1295

Download Now


This book provides an accessible, yet thorough, introduction to special and general relativity, crafted and class-tested over many years of teaching. Suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, this book provides clear descriptions of how to approach the mathematics and physics involved. It is also contains the latest exciting developments in the field, including dark energy, gravitational waves, and frame dragging. The table of contents has been carefully developed in consultation with a large number of instructors teaching courses worldwide, to ensure its wide applicability to modules on relativity and gravitation. Features: A clear, accessible writing style, presenting a sophisticated approach to the subject, that remains suitable for advanced undergraduate students and above Class-tested over many years To be accompanied by a partner volume on ‘Advanced Topics’ for students to further extend their learning

Relativity And Gravitation Classical And Quantum Proceedings Of The 7th Latin American Symposium On Relativity And Gravitation Silarg Vii

Author : Ryan Jr Michael P
ISBN : 9789814555951
Genre :
File Size : 22. 73 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 722
Read : 161

Download Now


The study of nonlinear dynamical systems has advanced tremendously in the last 15 years, making a big impact on science and technology. This book provides all the techniques and methods used in nonlinear dynamics. The concepts and underlying mathematics are discussed in detail.The numerical and symbolic methods are implemented in C++, SymbolicC++ and Java. Object-oriented techniques are also applied. The book contains more than 100 ready-to-run programs.The text has also been designed for a one-year course at both the junior and senior levels in nonlinear dynamics. The topics discussed in the book are part of e-learning and distance learning courses conducted by the International School for Scientific Computing.

Basic Principles Of Physics

Author : K. K. Mohindroo
ISBN : 8120901991
Genre :
File Size : 69. 6 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 672
Read : 1174

Download Now



Judaism Physics And God

Author : David W. Nelson
ISBN : 9781580233064
Genre : Religion
File Size : 31. 95 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 789
Read : 758

Download Now


This provocative fusion of religion and science offers new ways to express spiritual beliefs, harmonizes Judaism with modern scientific thinking, and introduces a new expression of our relationship with God in the exciting context of contemporary science.

Primer Of Relativity

Author : Michael Bodin
ISBN : 9781412090704
Genre : Education
File Size : 90. 83 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 383
Read : 489

Download Now


Understanding is more important than facts. This book is a comprehensive introduction to Einstein's work, suitable for beginners and students up to university level, which emphasises meaning over content.

The Origin And Evolution Of The Solar System

Author : Michael M. Woolfson
ISBN : 1420033352
Genre : Science
File Size : 58. 72 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 116
Read : 871

Download Now


The origin of the solar system has been a matter of speculation for many centuries, and since the time of Newton it has been possible to apply scientific principles to the problem. A succession of theories, starting with that of Pierre Laplace in 1796, has gained general acceptance, only to fall from favor due to its contradiction in some basic scientific principle or new heavenly observation. Modern observations by spacecraft of the solar system, the stars, and extra-solar planetary systems continuously provide new information that may be helpful in finding a plausible theory as well as present new constraints for any such theory to satisfy. The Origin and Evolution of the Solar System begins by describing historical (pre-1950) theories and illustrating why they became unacceptable. The main part of the book critically examines five extant theories, including the current paradigm, the solar nebula theory, to determine how well they fit with accepted scientific principles and observations. This analysis shows that the solar nebula theory satisfies the principles and observational constraints no better than its predecessors. The capture theory put forward by the author fares better and also indicates an initial scenario leading to a causal series of events that explain all the major features of the solar system.

Principles Of Cosmology And Gravitation

Author : Michael V Berry
ISBN : 0852740379
Genre : Science
File Size : 37. 47 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 957
Read : 457

Download Now


General relativity and quantum mechanics have become the two central pillars of theoretical physics. Moreover, general relativity has important applications in astrophysics and high-energy particle physics. Covering the fundamentals of the subject, Principles of Cosmology and Gravitation describes the universe as revealed by observations and presents a theoretical framework to enable important cosmological formulae to be derived and numerical calculations performed. Avoiding elaborate formal discussions, the book presents a practical approach that focuses on the general theory of relativity. It examines different evolutionary models and the gravitational effects of massive bodies. The book also includes a large number of worked examples and problems, half with solutions.

The Curious History Of Relativity

Author : Jean Eisenstaedt
ISBN : 0691118655
Genre : Science
File Size : 30. 97 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 811
Read : 722

Download Now


Examines the events surrounding general relativity and the techniques employed by Einstein and the relativists to construct , develop, and understand his almost impenetrable theory in a story of the evolution of the theory's place in twentieth-century physics.

Top Download:

Best Books