This book discusses one
of the crowning achievements of modern physics: the General Theory of
Relativity (GR). Major topics covered includes: Special Relativity, Index
Notation, Electromagnetism, Accelerated Motion, Equivalence Principle,
Curved Space and Metrics, Geodesics, Tensors, Black Holes, Einstein Equation
This book explains the
following topics: Space, Time, and Newtonian Physics, Maxwell, E and M, and the
Ether, Einstein and Inertial Frames, Minkowskian Geometry, Accelerating
Reference Frames, Dynamics, Relativity and the Gravitational Field, General
Relativity and Curved Spacetime, Black Hole, Cosmology.
The reader is
assumed to have but little mathematical knowledge. Topics covered includes:
Geometry and Cosmology, The Fundamental Laws of Classical Mechanics, The
Newtonian World-System, The Fundamental Laws of Optics, The Fundamental Laws
of Electrodynamics and Einstein's Special Principle of Relativity.
The aim of these lecture notes is
to provide a reasonably self-contained introduction to General Relativity,
including a variety of applications of the theory, ranging from the solar system
to gravitational waves, black holes and cosmology. This book covers the
following topics: Physics in a Gravitational Field and General Covariance,
General Relativity and Geometry, Dynamics of the Gravitational Field, General
Relativity and the Solar System, Black Holes, Cosmology, Varia, Kaluza-Klein
This book covers the following topics: Special Relativity,
Lorentzian Geometry, Introduction to General Relativity, Null Structure
Equations, Applications to Null Hypersurfaces, Christodoulouís Memory Effect,
Black Holes, Lagrangian Theories and the Variational Principle, Hyperbolic
Equations and Wave Propagation on Black Holes.
note covers the following topics: Symmetry and Invariance, Relativistic
Kinematics, Variational Calculus, Relativistic Dynamics and Particle Physics,
The Equivalence Principle and General Relativity, Relativity and
Electromagnetism, General Relativity and Cosmology.
The purpose of this note is to introduce the theory of special relativity
in an easily understandable way.Covered topics are: The 2 Postulates,
The Relativity of Simultaneity, Length Contraction, Time Dilation, Lorentz
Transformation, The Metric, The Twins Paradox, Moving faster than light?,
Velocity Composition, Relativistic Dynamics and The 4-vector approach.
note covers the following topics: Principles of relativity, Time dilation and length contraction, Geometry of
spacetime, The Lorentz transformation, Causality and the interval, Relativistic