Introduction to the Theory of Relativity

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Courier Corporation, Jan 1, 1976 - Science - 307 pages
Comprehensive coverage of the special theory (frames of reference, Lorentz transformation, relativistic mechanics of mass points, more), the general theory (principle of equivalence, Riemann-Christoffel curvature tensor, more) and the unified theory (Weyl's gauge-invariant geometry, Kaluza's five-dimensional theory and projective field theories, more.) Foreword by Albert Einstein.
 

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I have found insight and expanded equations for a fuller exposition for some of the most abstruse bodies of relativity equations, than compared to other relativity texts. I therefore highly recommend Peter Bergmann's relativity text in addition to sundry others. Don Saar, Relativity Calculator, www.relativitycalculator.com  

Contents

FRAMES OF REFERENCE COÍRDINATE SYSTEMS AND
3
THE PROPAGATION OF LIGHT
16
THE LORENTZ TRANSFORMATION
28
VECTOR AND TENSOR CALCULUS IN AN N DIMENSIONAL
47
RELATIVISTIC ELECTRODYNAMICS
106
THE MECHANICS OF CONTINUOUS MATTER
121
APPLICATIONS OF THE SPECIAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY
133
THE PRINCIPLE OF EQUIVALENCE
151
THE RIEMANNCHRISTOFFEL CURVATURE TENSOR
161
THE FIELD EQUATIONS OF THE GENERAL THEORY
175
THE EQUATIONS OF MOTION IN THE GENERAL THEORY
223
WEYLS GAUGEINVARIANT GEOMETRY
245
APPENDIX
281
INDEX
303
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