By Hans C. Ohanian
The 3rd variation of this vintage textbook is a quantitative advent for complicated undergraduates and graduate scholars. It lightly publications scholars from Newton's gravitational conception to important relativity, after which to the relativistic conception of gravitation. common relativity is approached from numerous views: as a conception developed via analogy with Maxwell's electrodynamics, as a relativistic generalization of Newton's concept, and as a conception of curved spacetime. The authors supply a concise evaluate of the $64000 thoughts and formulation, coupled with the experimental effects underpinning the most recent learn within the box. quite a few routines in Newtonian gravitational conception and Maxwell's equations aid scholars grasp crucial options for complicated paintings often relativity, whereas particular spacetime diagrams inspire them to imagine when it comes to 4-dimensional geometry. that includes complete stories of modern experimental and observational facts, the textual content concludes with chapters on cosmology and the physics of the massive Bang and inflation.
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