Products in Relativity
|Einstein's Theory of Relativity |
by Max Born
Semi-technical account includes a review of classical physics (origin of space and time measurements, Ptolemaic and Copernican astronomy, laws of motion, inertia, more) and of Einstein's theories of relativity.
|Elements of Relativity Theory |
by D. F. Lawden
The basic concepts of relativity theory are conveyed through worked and unworked examples in this text, which requires only elementary algebra and emphasizes physical principles and concepts. 1985 edition.
|Introduction to Tensor Calculus, Relativity and Cosmology |
by D. F. Lawden
Elementary introduction emphasizes aspects that students find most difficult: tensors in curved spaces and application to general relativity theory; black holes; gravitational waves; more. Solution guide available upon request. 1982 edition.
|Introduction to the Theory of Relativity |
by Peter G. Bergmann
Comprehensive coverage of special theory (frames of reference, Lorentz transformation, more), general theory (principle of equivalence, more) and unified theory (Weyl's gauge-invariant geometry, more.) Foreword by Albert Einstein.
|The Principle of Relativity |
by Albert Einstein, Francis A. Davis
Eleven papers that forged the general and special theories of relativity include seven papers by Einstein, two by Lorentz, and one each by Minkowski and Weyl. 1923 edition.
|Relativity Simply Explained |
by Martin Gardner
One of the subject's clearest, most entertaining introductions offers lucid explanations of special and general theories of relativity, gravity, and spacetime, models of the universe, and more. 100 illustrations.
|Relativity and Common Sense: A New Approach to Einstein |
by Hermann Bondi
Accessible, radically reoriented presentation of Einstein's Special Theory by a distinguished scientist derives relativity from Newtonian ideas rather than by opposing them. Very little mathematics required. 60 illustrations.
|Relativity and Geometry |
by Roberto Torretti
High-level study discusses Newtonian principles and 19th-century views on electrodynamics and the aether, plus Einstein's electrodynamics of moving bodies, Minkowski spacetime, gravitational geometry, time and causality, and other topics. 1983 edition.
|Relativity and Its Roots |
by Banesh Hoffmann
Entertaining, nontechnical demonstrations of the meaning of relativity theory trace development from basis in geometrical, cosmological ideas of the ancient Greeks, plus work by Kepler, Galileo, Newton, others. 1983 edition.
|Relativity in Illustrations |
by Jacob T. Schwartz
Clear, nontechnical treatment makes principles of relativity more accessible than ever. The author gradually introduces Einstein's ideas in terms of familiar concepts from high school-level geometry. More than 60 helpful drawings.
|Relativity, Thermodynamics and Cosmology |
by Richard C. Tolman
Landmark study discusses Einstein's theory, extends thermodynamics to special and general relativity, and also develops the applications of relativistic mechanics and thermodynamics to cosmological models.
|Relativity: The Special and General Theory |
by Albert Einstein
The great physicist's own explanation of relativity, written for readers unfamiliar with theoretical physics, outlines the special and general theories and presents the ideas in their simplest, most intelligible form.
|Sidelights on Relativity |
by Albert Einstein
Two influential essays: "Ether and Relativity" (1920) discusses its subjects' related properties; "Geometry and Experience" (1921) describes Euclidean or other geometric systems in connection with the concept of a finite universe.
|A Sophisticate's Primer of Relativity: Second Edition |
by P. W. Bridgman
Geared toward readers already acquainted with special relativity, this book answers natural questions: What is a frame of reference? A "law of nature"? The role of the "observer"? 1983 edition.
|Stars and Relativity |
by Ya. B. Zel’dovich, I. D. Novikov
Two of the greatest astrophysicists of the 20th century explore general relativity, properties of matter under astrophysical conditions, stars, and stellar systems. A valuable resource for physicists, astronomers, graduate students. 1971 edition.
|Substance and Function & Einstein's Theory of Relativity |
by Ernst Cassirer
Double-volume work features the establishment of a general philosophical system in which Einstein's theory of relativity is regarded as the natural progression of the motives inherent to mathematics and the physical sciences. 1923 edition.
|The Theory of Relativity |
by R. K. Pathria
Graduate-level text elaborates on physical ideas underlying relativity, examining special theory (space-time transformations, four-dimensional formulations, mechanics, optics, electromagnetism), and general theory (space-time continuum, gravitation, experiments, and relativistic cosmology). 1974 edition.
|Theory of Relativity |
by W. Pauli
Nobel Laureate's brilliant early treatise on Einstein's theory consists of his original 1921 text plus retrospective comments 35 years later. Concise and comprehensive, it pays special attention to unified field theories.