Einstein's Relativity

The Ultimate Key to the Cosmos

  • Fred I Cooperstock
  • Steven Tieu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Fred I Cooperstock, Steven Tieu
    Pages 1-7
  3. Fred I Cooperstock, Steven Tieu
    Pages 9-16
  4. Fred I. Cooperstock, Steven Tieu
    Pages 17-49
  5. Fred I Cooperstock, Steven Tieu
    Pages 51-61
  6. Fred I Cooperstock, Steven Tieu
    Pages 63-77
  7. Fred I Cooperstock, Steven Tieu
    Pages 79-89
  8. Fred I Cooperstock, Steven Tieu
    Pages 91-99
  9. Fred I Cooperstock, Steven Tieu
    Pages 101-102
  10. Fred I Cooperstock, Steven Tieu
    Pages 103-113
  11. Fred I Cooperstock, Steven Tieu
    Pages 115-122
  12. Fred I Cooperstock, Steven Tieu
    Pages 123-125
  13. Fred I Cooperstock, Steven Tieu
    Pages 127-132
  14. Fred I Cooperstock, Steven Tieu
    Pages 133-134
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 135-146

About this book

Introduction

This richly illustrated book is unique in bringing Einstein's relativity to a higher level for the non-specialist than has ever been attempted before, using nothing more than grade-school algebra. Bondi's approach with spacetime diagrams is simplified and expanded, clarifying the famous asymmetric aging-of-twins paradox. Einstein's theory of gravity, general relativity, is simplified for the reader using spacetime diagrams. The theory is applied to important topics in physics such as gravitational waves, gravitational collapse and black holes, time machines, the relationship to the quantum world, galactic motions and cosmology.

Keywords

Cosmology and Gravitation Curvature of space Galactic motions Relativity for laymen Spacetime diagrams

Authors and affiliations

  • Fred I Cooperstock
    • 1
  • Steven Tieu
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada
  2. 2.Systemware InnovationTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30385-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-30384-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-30385-2
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