Introduction to Relativity

Introduction to Relativity : For Physicists and Astronomers

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Introduction to Relativity is intended to teach physics and astronomy majors at the freshman, sophomore or upper-division levels how to think about special and general relativity in a fundamental, but accessible, way. Designed to render any reader a "master of relativity", everything on the subject is comprehensible and derivable from first principles. The book emphasizes problem solving, contains abundant problem sets, and is conveniently organized to meet the needs of both student and instructor.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 150 x 232 x 12mm | 300g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • w. figs.
  • 0124175619
  • 9780124175617

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"When you are courting a nice girl, an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity." Albert Einstein
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Table of contents

Physics According to Newton - A World with No Speed Limit
Physics According to Einstein
Visualizing Relativity - Minowski Diagrams
Assorted Applications
Illustrations and Problems in Space-Time Measurements
Relativistic Dynamics
A Gentle Introduction to General Relativity
Illustrations, Problems, and Discussions in General Relativity
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About John B. Kogut

Professor John Benjamin Kogut is an American theoretical physicist, specializing in high energy physics. He received in 1971 his PhD from Stanford University with thesis Quantum Electrodynamics at Infinite Momentum: Applications to High Energy Scattering. From 1971 to 1973 he was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study. For 27 years he was on the physics faculty of the Loomis Laboratory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, retiring in 2005 as professor emeritus. John Kogut is known for the Kogut-Susskind fermion and his collaboration with Leonard Susskind on the Hamiltonian formulation of Kenneth G. Wilson's lattice gauge theory. He also did research on the "infinite-momentum frame" (the subject of his PhD thesis) and the parton model. From 1976 to 1978 he was a Sloan Fellow. In 1982 he was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society. For the academic year 1987-1988 he was a Guggenheim Fellow.
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