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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I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone as a first course in relativity.
The Geometry of Spacetime: An Introduction to Special and General Relativity
Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory: What do you think about it? Your name or email address: Steve Schlutow rated it really liked it Mar 11, He wrote Geometry of Spacetime Springer—Verlag, an undergraduate text in mathematics about relativity, as well as Advanced Calculus: Do you already have an account?
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The treatment is lightweight geometgy padded out with verbiage, some of it oddly off-key. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.
Contents Relativity Before Yaser Khan marked it as to-read Dec 18, Soon afterwards, Hermann Minkowski recast special relativity essentially as a new geometric structure for spacetime. I think in the beginning it is more mathematical, and I am surprised I liked it for this reason, because I generally like a gentle introduction to mathematics needed for general relativity.
The Geometry of Spacetime: An Introduction to Special and General Relativity by James J. Callahan
Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. I’ve only read the first third in detail, but so far this spavetime is frankly disappointing. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
What math or physics student at this level needs for example an elementary account of the properties of hyperbolic functions? Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Spacetime diagrams are drawn with the time axis horizontal, which is something I’ve never seen in any other relativity text. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Understanding Analysis Stephen Abbott. He has made research trips to England and France. There are no discussion topics on spacetme book yet.
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This book gets at the essential core ideas of the topic and expresses them in as clear and accessible a manner as anyone could given the inherent difficulty of the subject matter. InAlbert Einstein offered a revolutionary theory–special relativity–to explain some of the most troubling problems in current physics geomwtry electromagnetism and motion.
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