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General Relativity Without Calculus

A Concise Introduction to the Geometry of Relativity

  • Jose Natario

Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. José Natário
    Pages 1-16
  3. José Natário
    Pages 17-34
  4. José Natário
    Pages 35-47
  5. José Natário
    Pages 49-58
  6. José Natário
    Pages 59-68
  7. José Natário
    Pages 69-93
  8. José Natário
    Pages 95-114
  9. José Natário
    Pages 115-117
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 119-126

About this book

Introduction

“General Relativity Without Calculus” offers a compact but mathematically correct introduction to the general theory of relativity, assuming only a basic knowledge of high school mathematics and physics. Targeted at first year undergraduates (and advanced high school students) who wish to learn Einstein’s theory beyond popular science accounts, it covers the basics of special relativity, Minkowski space-time, non-Euclidean geometry, Newtonian gravity, the Schwarzschild solution, black holes and cosmology. The quick-paced style is balanced by over 75 exercises (including full solutions), allowing readers to test and consolidate their understanding.

Keywords

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Authors and affiliations

  • Jose Natario
    • 1
  1. 1., Departamento de MatematicaInstituto Superior TecnicoLisbonPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21452-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-21451-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-21452-3
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