By A. Zee
This detailed textbook offers an available creation to Einstein's common thought of relativity, an issue of breathtaking good looks and ultimate value in physics. along with his trademark mixture of wit and incisiveness, A. Zee courses readers from the basics of Newtonian mechanics to the main intriguing frontiers of analysis this day, together with de Sitter and anti-de Sitter spacetimes, Kaluza-Klein idea, and brane worlds. not like different books on Einstein gravity, this ebook emphasizes the motion precept and workforce conception as publications in developing actual theories. Zee treats quite a few subject matters in a spiral sort that's effortless on newcomers, and comprises anecdotes from the heritage of physics that might entice scholars and specialists alike. he's taking a pleasant method of the mandatory arithmetic, but doesn't shrink back from extra complicated mathematical issues reminiscent of differential varieties. The vast dialogue of black holes comprises rotating and extremal black holes and Hawking radiation. the best textbook for undergraduate and graduate scholars, Einstein Gravity in a Nutshell additionally offers a necessary source for pro physicists and is offered to somebody accustomed to classical mechanics and electromagnetism. It good points quite a few workouts in addition to particular appendices masking a mess of issues no longer effortlessly stumbled on elsewhere.
- Provides an obtainable advent to Einstein's normal conception of relativity
- Guides readers from Newtonian mechanics to the frontiers of contemporary study
- Emphasizes symmetry and the Einstein-Hilbert motion
- Covers issues no longer present in common textbooks on Einstein gravity
- Includes fascinating ancient asides
- Features various workouts and precise appendices
- Ideal for college kids, physicists, and scientifically minded lay readers
- Solutions handbook (available in basic terms to teachers)
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