This authoritative text has shaped the research of generations of physicists and astronomers, and the book continues to influence the way experts think about the subject. With an emphasis on geometric interpretation, this masterful and comprehensive book introduces the theory of relativity; describes physical applications, from stars to black holes and gravitational waves; and portrays the field’s frontiers.
Gravitation - The book also offers a unique, alternating, two-track pathway through the subject. Material focusing on basic physical ideas is designated as Track 1 and formulates an appropriate one-semester graduate-level course. The remaining track 2 material provides a wealth of advanced topics instructors can draw on for a two-semester course, with Track 1 sections serving as prerequisites.
This must-have reference for students and scholars of relativity includes a new preface by David Kaiser, and a new introduction by Charles Misner and Kip Thorne, reflecting on the history of the book’s publication and reception, discussing exciting developments in the field since the book’s original publication.
The book teaches students to:grasp the laws of physics in flat and curved spacetimePredict orders of magnitudeCalculate using the principal tools of modern geometryUnderstand Einstein's geometric framework for physicsExplore applications, gravitational collapse, cosmology, gravitational waves, including neutron stars, Schwarzschild and Kerr black holes, and so much more.
Modern Classical Physics: Optics, Fluids, Plasmas, Elasticity, Relativity, and Statistical PhysicsPrinceton University Press - Its six main topical sections are also designed so they can be used in separate courses, and the book provides an invaluable reference for researchers. Growing out of a full-year course that the eminent researchers Kip Thorne and Roger Blandford taught at Caltech for almost three decades, this book is designed to broaden the training of physicists.
This first-year, fluid mechanics, elastodynamics, plasma physics, graduate-level text and reference book covers the fundamental concepts and twenty-first-century applications of six major areas of classical physics that every masters- or PhD-level physicist should be exposed to, but often isn't: statistical physics, optics waves of all sorts, and special and general relativity and cosmology.
Modern Classical Physics: Optics, Fluids, Plasmas, Elasticity, Relativity, and Statistical Physics - Presents all the major fields of classical physics except three prerequisites: classical mechanics, extensive cross-references, and elementary thermodynamics Elucidates the interconnections between diverse fields and explains their shared concepts and tools Focuses on fundamental concepts and modern, and meteorology; biophysics and chemical physics; engineering and optical science and technology; and information science and technology Emphasizes the quantum roots of classical physics and how to use quantum techniques to elucidate classical concepts or simplify classical calculations Features hundreds of color figures, real-world applications Takes applications from fundamental, oceanography, electromagnetism, experimental, some five hundred exercises, and applied physics; astrophysics and cosmology; geophysics, and a detailed index An online illustration package is available to professors.
Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory: The Theoretical MinimumBasic Books - Using their typical brand of real math, forces, and humor, Susskind and Friedman walk us through the complexities of waves, enlightening drawings, and particles by exploring special relativity and electromagnetism. It's a must-read for both devotees of the series and any armchair physicist who wants to improve their knowledge of physics' deepest truths.
. A funny, insightful, and self-contained guide to Einstein's relativity theory and classical field theories--including electromagnetismPhysicist Leonard Susskind and data engineer Art Friedman are back. This time, they introduce readers to Einstein's special relativity and Maxwell's classical field theory.
Tensor Calculus Made SimpleCreateSpace - The book contains many exercises. It consists of 169 pages. The detailed solutions of all these exercises are available in another book by the author Solutions of Exercises of Tensor Calculus Made Simple. This book is about tensor analysis. The language and method used in presenting the ideas and techniques of tensors make it very suitable as a textbook or as a reference for an introductory course on tensor algebra and calculus or as a guide for self-studying and learning.
Introduction to Differential Geometry of Space Curves and SurfacesCreatespace - It can be used as part of a course on tensor calculus as well as a textbook or a reference for an intermediate-level course on differential geometry of curves and surfaces. This book is about differential geometry of space curves and surfaces. The formulation and presentation are largely based on a tensor calculus approach.
We also provided an introductory chapter where the main concepts and techniques needed to understand the offered materials of differential geometry are outlined to make the book fairly self-contained and reduce the need for external references. The book is furnished with extensive sets of exercises and many cross references, which are hyperlinked, to facilitate linking related concepts and sections.
Introduction to Differential Geometry of Space Curves and Surfaces - The book also contains a considerable number of 2D and 3D graphic illustrations to help the readers and users to visualize the ideas and understand the abstract concepts.
Principles of Tensor CalculusCreateSpace - The book also contains a number of graphic illustrations to help the readers to visualize the ideas and understand the subtle concepts. Unlike the previous book which is largely based on a Cartesian approach, the formulation in the present book is based on a general coordinate system. To facilitate linking related concepts and sections, cross referencing is used extensively throughout the book.
This book is based on my previous book: Tensor Calculus Made Simple, where the development of tensor calculus concepts and techniques are continued at a higher level. The book is furnished with an index as well as detailed sets of exercises to provide useful revision and practice. The book can be used as a text for an introductory or an intermediate level course on tensor calculus.
Special Relativity: For the Enthusiastic Beginner- Likewise for the math prerequisite: calculus is used on a few occasions, but it is not essential to the overall flow of the book. Additionally, gravitational time dilation, the last chapter provides a brief introduction to the basic ideas of general relativity, including the equivalence principle, and accelerating reference frames.
These problems, along with the discussions in the text, will be a valuable resource in any course on special relativity. The book features more than 100 worked-out problems in the form of examples in the text and solved problems at the end of each chapter. It will appeal to the reader who has a healthy level of enthusiasm for understanding how and why the various results of special relativity come about.
Special Relativity: For the Enthusiastic Beginner - All of the standard introductory topics in special relativity are covered: historical motivation, Doppler effect, length contraction, collisions/decays, time dilation, loss of simultaneity, force, Minkowski diagrams, energy/momentum, Lorentz transformations, velocity addition, causality, and 4-vectors.
This book is written for high school and college students learning about special relativity for the first time. The numerous examples also make this book ideal for self-study. Very little physics background is assumed essentially none in the first half of the book. An intriguing aspect of special relativity is that it is challenging due to its inherent strangeness, as opposed to a heavy set of physics prerequisites.
Introduction to ElectrodynamicsCambridge University Press - A solutions manual is available to instructors teaching from the book; access can be requested from the resources section at www. Cambridge. Org/electrodynamics. Written keeping in mind the conceptual hurdles typically faced by undergraduate students, this textbook illustrates the theoretical steps with well-chosen examples and careful illustrations.
It balances text and equations, varying from straightforward to elaborate, allowing the physics to shine through without compromising the rigour of the math, and includes numerous problems, so that students can be assigned some problems to build their confidence and others to stretch their minds. This well-known undergraduate electrodynamics textbook is now available in a more affordable printing from Cambridge University Press.
Introduction to Electrodynamics - The fourth edition provides a rigorous, transmission lines, plasmas, antennas, yet clear and accessible treatment of the fundamentals of electromagnetic theory and offers a sound platform for explorations of related applications AC circuits, optics and more.
Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology Essential Textbooks in Physics Book 2WSPC (EUROPE) - Introduction to general relativity and Cosmology gives undergraduate students an overview of the fundamental ideas behind the geometric theory of gravitation and spacetime. Through pointers on how to modify and generalise Einstein's theory to enhance understanding, it provides a link between standard textbook content and current research in the field.
Chapters present complicated material practically and concisely, initially dealing with the mathematical foundations of the theory of relativity, in particular differential geometry. Questions with fully worked answers are provided at the end of each chapter to aid comprehension and guide learning. This is followed by a discussion of the Einstein field equations and their various properties.
Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology Essential Textbooks in Physics Book 2 - Also given is analysis of the important Schwarzschild solutions, followed by application of general relativity to cosmology. This pared down textbook is specifically designed for new students looking for a workable, simple presentation of some of the key theories in modern physics and mathematics. Request Inspection Copy.
The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing PhysicsBasic Books - In this bestselling introduction, physicist Leonard Susskind and hacker-scientist George Hrabovsky offer a first course in physics and associated math for the ardent amateur. Challenging, and concise, lucid, The Theoretical Minimum provides a tool kit for amateur scientists to learn physics at their own pace.
A master teacher presents the ultimate introduction to classical mechanics for people who are serious about learning physics"Beautifully clear explanations of famously 'difficult' things, " --Wall Street JournalA Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2013If you ever regretted not taking physics in college--or simply want to know how to think like a physicist--this is the book for you.
Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical MinimumBasic Books - Now, physicist leonard susskind has teamed up with data engineer Art Friedman to present the theory and associated mathematics of the strange world of quantum mechanics. In this follow-up to the new york times best-selling The Theoretical Minimum, Susskind and Friedman provide a lively introduction to this famously difficult field, which attempts to understand the behavior of sub-atomic objects through mathematical abstractions.
From the bestselling author of The Theoretical Minimum, a DIY introduction to the math and science of quantum mechanics. First he taught you classical mechanics. Unlike other popularizations that shy away from quantum mechanics' weirdness, Quantum Mechanics embraces the utter strangeness of quantum logic.
Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum - The authors offer crystal-clear explanations of the principles of quantum states, entanglement, uncertainty and time dependence, among other topics, and particle and wave states, and each chapter includes exercises to ensure mastery of each area. Like the theoretical minimum, this volume runs parallel to Susskind's eponymous Stanford University-hosted continuing education course.
An approachable yet rigorous introduction to a famously difficult topic, Quantum Mechanics provides a tool kit for amateur scientists to learn physics at their own pace.