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Relativity and geometry

by Roberto Torretti

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  • 13 Currently reading

Published by Dover Publications in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Relativity (Physics),
  • Geometry, Differential.,
  • Geometry -- Philosophy.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRoberto Torretti.
    SeriesDover books on mathematics
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC173.55 .T67 1996
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 395 p. :
    Number of Pages395
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL811811M
    ISBN 100486690466
    LC Control Number95049003

    ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Previously published: Oxford ; New York: Pergamon Press, , printing. With new pref. and.   This is the best introduction to non-Euclidean geometry and special relativity that I have ever encountered. The book is basic enough to be understandable (at least to a degree) by any intelligent (and determined) adolescent, but deep enough for the physics or math undergraduate and perhaps even graduate student to find continual interest in. Rucker has a Cited by:

      There are a great number of really excellent books on relativity, but no particular book is good for everyone: the reader is as important as that which is being read. To be honest I imagine that self-learning relativity to be quite difficult. It.   Relativity and Geometry aims to elucidate the motivation and significance of the changes in physical geometry brought about by Einstein, in both the first and the second phases of relativity. The book contains seven chapters and a mathematical appendix. The first two chapters review a historical background of relativity. Chapter 3 centers on Book Edition: 1.

    This is a wonderful classical book on the subject and is still well-worth reading. Relativity on Curved Manifolds, F. De Felice and C. J. S. Clark, Cambridge University Press, ; This book contains a good bit of materials on differential geometry. Lectures on General Relativity, A. Papapetrou, D. Reidel Publishing Company, ;. Differential Forms and the Geometry of General Relativity provides readers with a coherent path to understanding relativity. Requiring little more than calculus and some linear algebra, it helps readers learn just enough differential geometry to grasp the basics of general relativity.


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"Naturally, I almost burst from pride when a book of mine was added to the Dover catalog in " — Roberto Torretti, PhD, Dhc. Critical Acclaim for Relativity and Geometry: "It is only rarely that historians and philosophers of science have the opportunity to welcome a work of the outstanding caliber of Torretti's Relativity and Geometry Cited by: The book also briefly describes the further steps leading to Einstein’s general theory of relativity and then explores applications of hyperbola geometry to non-Euclidean geometry and calculus, including a geometric construction of the derivatives of Cited by: 7.

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