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Einstein gravity in a nutshell, A. Zee

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Einstein gravity in a nutshell
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Einstein gravity in a nutshell
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A. Zee
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eng
Summary
"This unique textbook provides an accessible introduction to Einstein's general theory of relativity, a subject of breathtaking beauty and supreme importance in physics. With his trademark blend of wit and incisiveness, A. Zee guides readers from the fundamentals of Newtonian mechanics to the most exciting frontiers of research today, including de Sitter and anti-de Sitter spacetimes, Kaluza-Klein theory, and brane worlds. Unlike other books on Einstein gravity, this book emphasizes the action principle and group theory as guides in constructing physical theories. Zee treats various topics in a spiral style that is easy on beginners, and includes anecdotes from the history of physics that will appeal to students and experts alike. He takes a friendly approach to the required mathematics, yet does not shy away from more advanced mathematical topics such as differential forms. The extensive discussion of black holes includes rotating and extremal black holes and Hawking radiation. The ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate students, Einstein Gravity in a Nutshell also provides an essential resource for professional physicists and is accessible to anyone familiar with classical mechanics and electromagnetism. It features numerous exercises as well as detailed appendices covering a multitude of topics not readily found elsewhere. Provides an accessible introduction to Einstein's general theory of relativity Guides readers from Newtonian mechanics to the frontiers of modern research Emphasizes symmetry and the Einstein-Hilbert action Covers topics not found in standard textbooks on Einstein gravity Includes interesting historical asides Features numerous exercises and detailed appendices Ideal for students, physicists, and scientifically minded lay readers Solutions manual (available only to teachers) "--
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Zee, A
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530.11
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC173.6
LC item number
.Z44 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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In a nutshell
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  • General relativity (Physics)
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • General relativity (Physics)
  • Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie
  • Relativitetsteorin
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Einstein gravity in a nutshell, A. Zee
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • 1 Book 1
  • V.3
  • The Universe as a Curved Spacetime
  • 288
  • V.4
  • Motion in Curved Spacetime
  • 301
  • V.5
  • Tensors in General Relativity
  • 312
  • V.6
  • From Newton to the Gravitational Redshift
  • Covariant Differentiation
  • 320
  • Recap to Part V
  • 334
  • VI Part VI
  • Einstein's Field Equation Derived and Put to Work
  • VI. 1
  • To Einstein's Field Equation as Quickly as Possible
  • 337
  • VI. 2
  • I Part I
  • To Cosmology as Quickly as Possible
  • 355
  • VI. 3
  • The Schwarzschild-Droste Metric and Solar System Tests of Einstein Gravity
  • 362
  • VI. 4
  • Energy Momentum Distribution Tells Spacetime How to Curve
  • 378
  • VI. 5
  • Gravity Goes Live
  • From Newton to Riemann: Coordinates to Curvature
  • 388
  • VI. 6
  • Initial Value Problems and Numerical Relativity
  • 400
  • Recap to Part VI
  • 406
  • VII Part VII
  • Black Holes
  • VII. 1
  • Particles and Light around a Black Hole
  • I.1
  • 409
  • VII. 2
  • Black Holes and the Causal Structure of Spacetime
  • 419
  • VII. 3
  • Hawking Radiation
  • 436
  • VII. 4
  • Relativistic Stellar Interiors
  • 451
  • Newton's Laws
  • VII. 5
  • Rotating Black Holes
  • 458
  • VII. 6
  • Charged Black Holes
  • 477
  • Recap to Part VII
  • 485
  • VIII Part VIII
  • Introduction to Our Universe
  • 25
  • VIII. 1
  • The Dynamic Universe
  • 489
  • VIII. 2
  • Cosmic Struggle between Dark Matter and Dark Energy
  • 502
  • VIII. 3
  • The Gamow Principle and a Concise History of the Early Universe
  • 515
  • VIII. 4
  • I.2
  • Inflationary Cosmology
  • 530
  • Recap to Part VIII
  • 537
  • 3 Book 3
  • Gravity at Work and at Play
  • IX Part IX
  • Aspects of Gravity
  • IX. 1
  • Parallel Transport
  • Conservation Is Good
  • 543
  • IX. 2
  • Precession of Gyroscopes
  • 549
  • IX. 3
  • Geodesic Deviation
  • 552
  • IX. 4
  • Linearized Gravity, Gravitational Waves, and the Angular Momentum of Rotating Bodies
  • 563
  • 35
  • IX. 5
  • A Road Less Traveled
  • 578
  • IX. 6
  • Isometry, Killing Vector Fields, and Maximally Symmetric Spaces
  • 585
  • IX. 7
  • Differential Forms and Vielbein
  • 594
  • IX. 8
  • Part 0
  • I.3
  • Differential Forms Applied
  • 607
  • IX. 9
  • Conformal Algebra
  • 614
  • IX. 10
  • De Sitter Spacetime
  • 624
  • IX. 11
  • Ann de Sitter Spacetime
  • Rotation: Invariance and Infinitesimal Transformation
  • 649
  • Recap to Part IX
  • 668
  • X Part X
  • Gravity Past, Present, and Future
  • X.1
  • Kafuza, Klein, and the Flowering of Higher Dimensions
  • 671
  • X.2
  • Brane Worlds and Large Extra Dimensions
  • 38
  • 696
  • X.3
  • Effective Field Theory Approach to Einstein Gravity
  • 708
  • X.4
  • Finite Sized Objects and Tidal Forces in Einstein Gravity
  • 714
  • X.5
  • Topological Field Theory
  • 719
  • I.4
  • X.6
  • A Brief Introduction to Twistors
  • 729
  • X.7
  • The Cosmological Constant Paradox
  • 745
  • X.8
  • Heuristic Thoughts about Quantum Gravity
  • 760
  • Recap to Part X
  • Who Is Afraid of Tensors?
  • 775
  • 52
  • I.5
  • From Change of Coordinates to Curved Spaces
  • 62
  • I.6
  • Setting the Stage
  • Curved Spaces: Gauss and Riemann
  • 82
  • I.7
  • Differential Geometry Made Easy, but Not Any Easier!
  • 96
  • Recap to Part I
  • 110
  • II Part II
  • Action, Symmetry, and Conservation
  • II. 1
  • Prologue: Three Stories
  • The Hanging String and Variational Calculus
  • 113
  • II. 2
  • The Shortest Distance between Two Points
  • 123
  • II. 3
  • Physics Is Where the Action Is
  • 136
  • II. 4
  • Symmetry and Conservation
  • 3
  • 150
  • Recap to Part II
  • 155
  • III Part III
  • Space and Time Unified
  • III. 1
  • Galileo versus Maxwell
  • 159
  • III. 2
  • Einstein's Clock and Lorentz's Transformation
  • Introduction: A Natural System of Units, the Cube of Physics, Being Overweight, and Hawking Radiation
  • 166
  • III. 3
  • Minkowski and the Geometry of Spacetime
  • 174
  • III. 4
  • Special Relativity Applied
  • 195
  • III. 5
  • The Worldline Action and the Unification of Material Particles with Light
  • 207
  • 10
  • III. 6
  • Completion, Promotion, and the Nature of the Gravitational Field
  • 218
  • Recap to Part III
  • 238
  • IV Part IV
  • Electromagnetism and Gravity
  • IV. 1
  • You Discover Electromagnetism and Gravity!
  • 241
  • Prelude: Relativity Is an Everyday and Ancient Concept
  • IV. 2
  • Electromagnetism Goes Live
  • 248
  • IV. 3
  • Gravity Emerges!
  • 257
  • Recap to Part IV
  • 261
  • 2 Book 2
  • From the Happiest Thought to the Universe
  • 17
  • Prologue to Book Two: The Happiest Thought
  • 265
  • V Part V
  • Equivalence Principle and Curved Spacetime
  • V.1
  • Spacetime Becomes Curved
  • 275
  • V.2
  • The Power of the Equivalence Principle
  • 280
Control code
820123453
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxii, 866 pages
Isbn
9780691145587
Lccn
2012040613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022271188
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)820123453
Label
Einstein gravity in a nutshell, A. Zee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1 Book 1
  • V.3
  • The Universe as a Curved Spacetime
  • 288
  • V.4
  • Motion in Curved Spacetime
  • 301
  • V.5
  • Tensors in General Relativity
  • 312
  • V.6
  • From Newton to the Gravitational Redshift
  • Covariant Differentiation
  • 320
  • Recap to Part V
  • 334
  • VI Part VI
  • Einstein's Field Equation Derived and Put to Work
  • VI. 1
  • To Einstein's Field Equation as Quickly as Possible
  • 337
  • VI. 2
  • I Part I
  • To Cosmology as Quickly as Possible
  • 355
  • VI. 3
  • The Schwarzschild-Droste Metric and Solar System Tests of Einstein Gravity
  • 362
  • VI. 4
  • Energy Momentum Distribution Tells Spacetime How to Curve
  • 378
  • VI. 5
  • Gravity Goes Live
  • From Newton to Riemann: Coordinates to Curvature
  • 388
  • VI. 6
  • Initial Value Problems and Numerical Relativity
  • 400
  • Recap to Part VI
  • 406
  • VII Part VII
  • Black Holes
  • VII. 1
  • Particles and Light around a Black Hole
  • I.1
  • 409
  • VII. 2
  • Black Holes and the Causal Structure of Spacetime
  • 419
  • VII. 3
  • Hawking Radiation
  • 436
  • VII. 4
  • Relativistic Stellar Interiors
  • 451
  • Newton's Laws
  • VII. 5
  • Rotating Black Holes
  • 458
  • VII. 6
  • Charged Black Holes
  • 477
  • Recap to Part VII
  • 485
  • VIII Part VIII
  • Introduction to Our Universe
  • 25
  • VIII. 1
  • The Dynamic Universe
  • 489
  • VIII. 2
  • Cosmic Struggle between Dark Matter and Dark Energy
  • 502
  • VIII. 3
  • The Gamow Principle and a Concise History of the Early Universe
  • 515
  • VIII. 4
  • I.2
  • Inflationary Cosmology
  • 530
  • Recap to Part VIII
  • 537
  • 3 Book 3
  • Gravity at Work and at Play
  • IX Part IX
  • Aspects of Gravity
  • IX. 1
  • Parallel Transport
  • Conservation Is Good
  • 543
  • IX. 2
  • Precession of Gyroscopes
  • 549
  • IX. 3
  • Geodesic Deviation
  • 552
  • IX. 4
  • Linearized Gravity, Gravitational Waves, and the Angular Momentum of Rotating Bodies
  • 563
  • 35
  • IX. 5
  • A Road Less Traveled
  • 578
  • IX. 6
  • Isometry, Killing Vector Fields, and Maximally Symmetric Spaces
  • 585
  • IX. 7
  • Differential Forms and Vielbein
  • 594
  • IX. 8
  • Part 0
  • I.3
  • Differential Forms Applied
  • 607
  • IX. 9
  • Conformal Algebra
  • 614
  • IX. 10
  • De Sitter Spacetime
  • 624
  • IX. 11
  • Ann de Sitter Spacetime
  • Rotation: Invariance and Infinitesimal Transformation
  • 649
  • Recap to Part IX
  • 668
  • X Part X
  • Gravity Past, Present, and Future
  • X.1
  • Kafuza, Klein, and the Flowering of Higher Dimensions
  • 671
  • X.2
  • Brane Worlds and Large Extra Dimensions
  • 38
  • 696
  • X.3
  • Effective Field Theory Approach to Einstein Gravity
  • 708
  • X.4
  • Finite Sized Objects and Tidal Forces in Einstein Gravity
  • 714
  • X.5
  • Topological Field Theory
  • 719
  • I.4
  • X.6
  • A Brief Introduction to Twistors
  • 729
  • X.7
  • The Cosmological Constant Paradox
  • 745
  • X.8
  • Heuristic Thoughts about Quantum Gravity
  • 760
  • Recap to Part X
  • Who Is Afraid of Tensors?
  • 775
  • 52
  • I.5
  • From Change of Coordinates to Curved Spaces
  • 62
  • I.6
  • Setting the Stage
  • Curved Spaces: Gauss and Riemann
  • 82
  • I.7
  • Differential Geometry Made Easy, but Not Any Easier!
  • 96
  • Recap to Part I
  • 110
  • II Part II
  • Action, Symmetry, and Conservation
  • II. 1
  • Prologue: Three Stories
  • The Hanging String and Variational Calculus
  • 113
  • II. 2
  • The Shortest Distance between Two Points
  • 123
  • II. 3
  • Physics Is Where the Action Is
  • 136
  • II. 4
  • Symmetry and Conservation
  • 3
  • 150
  • Recap to Part II
  • 155
  • III Part III
  • Space and Time Unified
  • III. 1
  • Galileo versus Maxwell
  • 159
  • III. 2
  • Einstein's Clock and Lorentz's Transformation
  • Introduction: A Natural System of Units, the Cube of Physics, Being Overweight, and Hawking Radiation
  • 166
  • III. 3
  • Minkowski and the Geometry of Spacetime
  • 174
  • III. 4
  • Special Relativity Applied
  • 195
  • III. 5
  • The Worldline Action and the Unification of Material Particles with Light
  • 207
  • 10
  • III. 6
  • Completion, Promotion, and the Nature of the Gravitational Field
  • 218
  • Recap to Part III
  • 238
  • IV Part IV
  • Electromagnetism and Gravity
  • IV. 1
  • You Discover Electromagnetism and Gravity!
  • 241
  • Prelude: Relativity Is an Everyday and Ancient Concept
  • IV. 2
  • Electromagnetism Goes Live
  • 248
  • IV. 3
  • Gravity Emerges!
  • 257
  • Recap to Part IV
  • 261
  • 2 Book 2
  • From the Happiest Thought to the Universe
  • 17
  • Prologue to Book Two: The Happiest Thought
  • 265
  • V Part V
  • Equivalence Principle and Curved Spacetime
  • V.1
  • Spacetime Becomes Curved
  • 275
  • V.2
  • The Power of the Equivalence Principle
  • 280
Control code
820123453
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxii, 866 pages
Isbn
9780691145587
Lccn
2012040613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022271188
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)820123453

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