Finally, someone is going to explain Einstein's theory of relativity in layman's terms, without getting mired in overly heavy discussion or formal mathematics. In Relativity Demystified, key definitions, examples, and results join the trusted exercises that have made the Demystified series so successful in all subject areas.
This book helps readers learn relativity at the speed of light! Now anyone can grasp Einstein's great theory of relativity - without formal training, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. In "Relativity Demystified", theoretical physicists (and student-savvy authors) David McMahon and Paul Ansing provide an effective, illuminating, and entertaining way to learn the essentials and formulas of Einstein's theories. With "Relativity Demystified", you master the subject one step at a time - at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide offers problems at the end of each chapter and part to pinpoint weaknesses, and a 100-question final exam to reinforce the entire book.This fast and entertaining self-teaching course makes it much easier to: master theoretical physics at your own pace; learn the formulas and principles of special and general relativity from hundreds of worked examples; use practical mathematical tools for solving relativity problems; receive layperson's explanations for Schwarzhild spacetimes, black holes, gravitational radiation, and actual current research; perform better in one of the scariest courses of all; and, take a final exam and grade it yourself!Simple enough for beginners but challenging enough for those who already know something about relativity, "Relativity Demystified" is the best self-teaching tool or brush-up you can find!
David McMahon is a Microsoft Certified Visual Basic developer. He writes object-oriented software and hardware drivers for Windows NT and 95/98 using Visual Basic and Visual C++. He is also a Microsoft Certification instructor for Visual Basic and Microsoft Access.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: A Quick Review of Special RelativityChapter 2: Vectors, One Forms, and the MetricChapter 3: More on TensorsChapter 4: Tensor CalculusChapter 5: Cartan's Structure EquationsChapter 6: The Einstein Field EquationsChapter 7: The Energy-Momentum TensorChapter 8: Killing VectorsChapter 9: Null Tetrads and the Petrov ClassificationChapter 10: The Schwarzchild SolutionChapter 11: Black HolesChapter 12: CosmologyChapter 13: Gravitational WavesFINAL EXAMQUIZ AND EXAM SOLUTIONSREFERENCES AND BIBLIOGRAPHYINDEX
Relativity Demystified by David Mcmahon
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