Special Relativity, Electrodynamics, and General Relativity,
Edition 2 From Newton to Einstein
By John B. Kogut

Publication Date: 11 Jan 2018

Special Relativity, Electrodynamics, and General Relativity: From Newton to Einstein is intended to teach students of physics, astrophysics, astronomy, and cosmology how to think about special and general relativity in a fundamental but accessible way. Designed to render any reader a "master of relativity,¿ all material on the subject is comprehensible and derivable from first principles. The book emphasizes problem solving, contains abundant problem sets, and is conveniently organized to meet the needs of both student and instructor.

Key Features

  • Fully revised and expanded second edition with improved figures
  • Enlarged discussion of dynamics and the relativistic version of Newton’s second law
  • Resolves the twin paradox from the principles of special and general relativity
  • Includes new chapters which derive magnetism from relativity and electrostatics
  • Derives Maxwell’s equations from Gauss’ law and the principles of special relativity
  • Includes new chapters on differential geometry, space-time curvature, and the field equations of general relativity
  • Introduces black holes and gravitational waves as illustrations of the principles of general relativity and relates them to the 2015 and 2017 observational discoveries of LIGO
About the author
By John B. Kogut, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
Book details
ISBN: 9780128137208
Page Count: 454
Retail Price : £149.00
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Students in (astro)physics, astronomy and cosmology who want to understand general and special relativity theory