`Rindler’s writing is elegant, yet compact and logically precise. this book should This book is an update of the author’s previous work “Essential Relativity,”. Wolfgang Rindler (born 18 May , Vienna) is a physicist working in the field of General In Springer published the first edition of his Essential Relativity: Special, General, and Cosmological. The undergraduate textbook was lauded. General relativity, the modern theory of gravitation in which free Essential Relativity: Special, General, and Cosmological W. Rindler.

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University of Texas – Dallas. The author’s background in differential geometry is very evident in his excellent explanations of difficult concepts. Rindler Limited preview – Roughly equal coverage is given tospecial relativity, general relativity, and cosmology. What popular science tries to convey via hand waving and the advanced texts ignore due to their “philosophical rather than scientific relevance”this book attempts to correctly explain.


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Symmetries and Asymmetries in Classical and Relativistic Electrodynamics. In retrospect, the first edition of this book now seems like a mere sketch for a book.

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Without trying to be comprehensive, it sheds much light on the basics of the theory, as well as of the mathematics. Some of the mathematical formalism needed in special relativity is overviewed in chapter four.

This is followed by a detailed discussion of the famous Schwarzschild solution.

The relativistic mechanics of point particles is covered in chapter five. The author shows that the principle of relativity implies that either all inertial frames are related by Galilean transformations, or all are related by Lorentz transformations with the same postive velocity squared.

Essential Relativity

Shortcut to Relativistic Mechanics. Curvature Tensor Components for the Diagonal Metric. The Relativity of Simultaneity. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Although not physical, this solution illustrates some important properties of general gravitational radiation. On the other hand the second edition “gives the barest hints of new developments” models of neutron stars, in X-ray astronomysupernova explosions, and quasars.


As a modern textbook in the theory of relativity, this book is esential, in that its goal is to give the reader a conceptual introduction to the theory, and not rslativity mathematical formalism.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Very good at computations too, boasting tables for computing the curvature tensor from the metric tensor which are very useful.

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Many sections have been completely rewritten, many arguments tightened, many “asides” added, and, of course, recent developments taken into account.

He also spends a little time on relativistic continuum mechanics, via the energy tensor of the simplest continua: SpringerApr rindle, – Science – pages. The author also considers the Robertson-Walker, Milne, and Friedman universe, and compares these to what is known observationally. Please try again later.