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The Geometry of Spacetime: An Introduction to Special and General Relativity by James J. Callahan
The proofs are excellent. Minkowski space time and “hyperbolic” geometry nice review of hyperbolic functions in analogy with trigonometric functions.
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These ideas are the subject of the first part of the book. More seriously, the development of relativistic momentum and covariance in chap. Hermann Minkowski recast special relativity as essentially a new geometric structure for spacetime. Joker93Jul 13, The Geometry of Minkowski Spacetime: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.
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It is mathematically easy to follow for those with acquaintance of essential undergrad mathematics. Call James Callahan earned a B. Understanding Gfometry Stephen Abbott. See 1 question about The Geometry of Spacetime….
Callahan No preview available – Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Adam Lantos marked it as to-read Jun 25, The Geometry of Spacetime: An Introduction To General Relativity. Soon afterwards, Hermann Minkowski recast special relativity soacetime as a new geometric structure for spacetime. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.
The Geometry of Spacetime : An Introduction to Special and General Relativity
InProfessor Callahan received the Lester R. Okay, it’s a minor point, but I found this and similar nonstandard callhaan a constant irritant. And it’s two-thirds the price. Published August 17th by Springer first published December 17th Description Hermann Minkowski recast special goemetry as essentially a new geometric structure for spacetime.
Nilabja Thakur marked it as to-read May 28, I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? I particularly like the approach in the early chapters where special relativity is treated with the basic linear algebra of linear transformations.
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Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: To encompass both the general and special theory, he uses the geometry of spacetime as the unifying theme of the book.
At the same level I would also recommend Schutz’s First Course in GR, however, Callahan’s book goes through and explains the use of the math better, whereas Schutz’s cal,ahan better for uses in GR, surprisingly this is the strength of Callahan’s book: Learning general relativity on my own without well defined goals i. The subject is presented in a geometrical fashion, and up until the end of chapter 3, I have not been buried in an avalanche of subscripts.
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