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Author Ferraro, Rafael.
Title Einstein's spacetime : an introduction to special and general relativity / Rafael Ferraro.
Imprint New York : Springer, 2007.

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Author Ferraro, Rafael.
Subject Special relativity (Physics)
General relativity (Physics)
Space and time.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 310 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-302) and index.
Contents Space and time before Einstein -- In search of the ether -- Space and time in special relativity -- Geometric structure of space-time -- Transformation of the electromagnetic field -- Energy and momentum -- Covariant formulation -- Inertia and gravity -- Results of general relativity -- Appendix A.1: Euler-Lagrange equation -- Appendix A.2: The action functional -- Appendix A.3: Metric energy-momentum tensor -- Appendix A.4: Gauge transformations and source conservation -- Appendix A.5: Killing vectors and energy-momentum conservation.
Summary "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 the 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."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780387699479
0387699473
0387699465
9780387699462
OCLC # 187042494
Additional Format Print version: Ferraro, Rafael. Einstein's spacetime. New York : Springer, 2007 0387699465 9780387699462 (DLC) 2007923177 (OCoLC)141385334


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