Einstein’s Space-Time

An Introduction to Special and General Relativity

  • Rafael Ferraro

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 287-310

About this book


Einstein's Space-Time: An Introduction to Special and General Relativity is a textbook addressed to students in physics and other people interested in Relativity and a history of physics. The book contains a complete account of Special Relativity that begins with the historical analysis of the reasons that led to a change in our manner of regarding the space and time. The first chapters are aimed to afford a deep understanding of the relativistic spacetime and its consequences for Dynamics. The chapter about covariant formulation includes among its topics the concepts of volume and hypersurfaces in manifolds, energy-momentum tensor of a fluid, and prepares the language for General Relativity. The last two chapters are devoted to an introduction of General Relativity and Cosmology in a modern approach connected with the latest discoveries in these areas.


Cosmology EFE Gravity History of physics Relativity Special relativity energy and momentum general relativity

Editors and affiliations

  • Rafael Ferraro
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  1. 1.Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (República Argentina)Universidad de Buenos AiresAv. Paseo Colón 850Argentina

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-69946-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-69947-9
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