Relativity in Curved Spacetime

Relativity in Curved Spacetime

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Relativity theory has become one of the icons of Twentieth Century science. It's reckoned to be a difficult subject, taught as a layered series of increasingly difficult mathematics and increasingly abstract concepts. We're told that relativity theory is supposed to be this complicated and counter-intuitive. But how much of this historical complexity is really necessary? Can we bypass the interpretations and paradoxes and pseudoparadoxes of Einstein's special theory and jump directly to a deeper and more intuitive description of reality? What if curvature is a fundamental part of physics, and a final theory of relativity shouldn't reduce to Einstein's qflatq 1905 theory //on principle//? qRelativity...q takes us on a whistlestop tour of Twentieth Century physics - from black holes, quantum mechanics, wormholes and the Big Bang to the workings of the human mind, and asks: what would physics look like without special relativity? 394 printed pages, 234156 mm, ~200 figures and illustrations, includes bibliography and index www.relativitybook.comRoot. of. Two. The Pythagorean Brotherhood In the Sixth Century BC, Pythagoras founded what was meant to be the ... It says that for some problems, successive approximation and curve-fitting will never quite get us to a final truth, if theanbsp;...

Title:Relativity in Curved Spacetime
Author:Eric Baird
Publisher:Chocolate Tree Books - 2007


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