By Hans C. Ohanian
The 3rd variation of this vintage textbook is a quantitative advent for complicated undergraduates and graduate scholars. It lightly publications scholars from Newton's gravitational conception to important relativity, after which to the relativistic concept of gravitation. basic relativity is approached from numerous views: as a thought developed via analogy with Maxwell's electrodynamics, as a relativistic generalization of Newton's thought, and as a concept of curved spacetime. The authors offer a concise evaluate of the $64000 options and formulation, coupled with the experimental effects underpinning the newest study within the box. a variety of workouts in Newtonian gravitational concept and Maxwell's equations support scholars grasp crucial strategies for complicated paintings ordinarily relativity, whereas specific spacetime diagrams inspire them to imagine by way of 4-dimensional geometry. that includes entire experiences of modern experimental and observational information, the textual content concludes with chapters on cosmology and the physics of the large Bang and inflation.
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