eBook The Cosmic Frontiers of General Relativity (Peregrine Books) download
by William J. Kaufmann
Author: William J. Kaufmann
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd (September 1979)
ePub: 1868 kb
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Category: Math Sciences
Subcategory: Astronomy and Space Science
Feb 20, 2014 Rama rated it it was amazing. Shelves: physics, physical-reality. An Introduction to General Relativity and Black Holes. There are some inaccuracies in book; the Chandrasekhar Limit, the maximum nonrotating mass that can support against gravitational collapse by electron degeneracy pressure is about . solar masses, and not . 5; and the age of the universe is 1. billion years and not 18 billion (outdated figure). Experimental tools to be used for black hole detection in the cosmos are also inaccurately stated.
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Book Publishing WeChat. Cosmic Dark Energy Density from Classical Mechanics and Seemingly Redundant Riemannian Finitely Many Tensor Components of Einstein’s General Relativity. Kaufman, W. (1977) The Cosmic Frontiers of General Relativity. Brown and Co, Boston, Toronto. has been cited by the following article: TITLE: The Consequences of a Strengthened Newtonian Gravity at Short Distances. AUTHORS: Lenser Aghalovyan. KEYWORDS: Gravitation, Central Interaction, Potential Field, Black Hole.
This book is very well written for a general reader but requires basic knowledge of physics. There are 18 chapters, and the first four deals with General Relativity and the remaining chapters discuss physics and cosmology of black holes. Since the book was published in 1977; some discussion about black holes is old and outdated, but the introduction to general relativity is pretty good. Einstein revolutionized classical thought in physics by proposing special theory of relativity which stated that speed of light in vacuum is a universal constant.
Although the original audience was made up of mathematics students, the focus is on the chain of reasoning that leads to the relativistic theory from the analysis of distance and time measurements in the presence of gravity, rather than on the underlying mathematical structure.