Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Øyvind Grøn, Arne Næss
    Pages 1-20
  3. Øyvind Grøn, Arne Næss
    Pages 21-42
  4. Øyvind Grøn, Arne Næss
    Pages 43-59
  5. Øyvind Grøn, Arne Næss
    Pages 77-128
  6. Øyvind Grøn, Arne Næss
    Pages 129-143
  7. Øyvind Grøn, Arne Næss
    Pages 145-158
  8. Øyvind Grøn, Arne Næss
    Pages 159-167
  9. Øyvind Grøn, Arne Næss
    Pages 169-186
  10. Øyvind Grøn, Arne Næss
    Pages 187-209
  11. Øyvind Grøn, Arne Næss
    Pages 211-224
  12. Øyvind Grøn, Arne Næss
    Pages 225-255
  13. Øyvind Grøn, Arne Næss
    Pages 257-287
  14. Øyvind Grøn, Arne Næss
    Pages 289-312
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 313-341

About this book

Introduction

This book provides an introduction to the theory of relativity and the mathematics used in its processes. Three elements of the book make it stand apart from previously published books on the theory of relativity.

First, the book starts at a lower mathematical level than standard books with tensor calculus of sufficient maturity to make it possible to give detailed calculations of relativistic predictions of practical experiments. Self-contained introductions are given, for example vector calculus, differential calculus and integrations. Second, in-between calculations have been included, making it possible for the non-technical reader to follow step-by-step calculations. Thirdly, the conceptual development is gradual and rigorous in order to provide the inexperienced reader with a philosophically satisfying understanding of the theory. 

Einstein's Theory: A Rigorous Introduction for the Mathematically Untrained aims to provide the reader with a sound conceptual understanding of both the special and general theories of relativity, and gain an insight into how the mathematics of the theory can be utilized to calculate relativistic effects.

Keywords

Einstein’s general theory of relativity Einstein’s theories explained Einstein’s theory for non-scientists Einstein’s theory of spacetime and gravitation law of gravitation

Authors and affiliations

  • Øyvind Grøn
    • 1
  • Arne Næss
    • 2
  1. 1.Oslo University CollegeOsloNorway
  2. 2.Oslo University CollegeOsloNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-0706-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-0705-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-0706-5
  • About this book