Space Time Structure

Author: Erwin Schrödinger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521315203
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Reprint of a classical book first published in 1950. This lucid and profound exposition of Einstein's 1915 theory of gravitation is essential reading.

Space Time and Gravitation

Author: Arthur S. Eddington
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521337090
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This classic book is essential reading for all those interested in the development of modern physics. Sir Arthur Eddington's account of the general theory of relativity, 'without,' as he says in his preface, 'introducing anything very technical in the way of mathematics, physics or philosophy', was first published in the exciting days of 1920 soon after the first objective tests of the theory had demonstrated its validity. The book was at once received with acclamation by reviewers and remains today one of the simplest and most straightforward accounts in print. The reviewer in the Athenaeum described it as 'a masterly book. The arrangement, the vigour and ease of the reasoning, the felicity of illustration, the clear, flexible prose and (we must mention it) the wit, make this book one of the most adequate and engaging attempts at the non-technical exposition of a scientific theory that it has ever been our good fortune to encounter.' This reissue includes a foreword by Sir Hermann Bondi, FRS, giving a brief appraisal of the book, and placing it in its historical and scientific context.

The Large Scale Structure of Space Time

Author: S. W. Hawking
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139810952
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Einstein's General Theory of Relativity leads to two remarkable predictions: first, that the ultimate destiny of many massive stars is to undergo gravitational collapse and to disappear from view, leaving behind a 'black hole' in space; and secondly, that there will exist singularities in space-time itself. These singularities are places where space-time begins or ends, and the presently known laws of physics break down. They will occur inside black holes, and in the past are what might be construed as the beginning of the universe. To show how these predictions arise, the authors discuss the General Theory of Relativity in the large. Starting with a precise formulation of the theory and an account of the necessary background of differential geometry, the significance of space-time curvature is discussed and the global properties of a number of exact solutions of Einstein's field equations are examined. The theory of the causal structure of a general space-time is developed, and is used to study black holes and to prove a number of theorems establishing the inevitability of singualarities under certain conditions. A discussion of the Cauchy problem for General Relativity is also included in this 1973 book.

On Space and Time

Author: John Polkinghorne
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107641683
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Gets to the heart of science by asking a fundamental question: what is the true nature of space and time?

The Internal Constitution of the Stars

Author: Arthur S. Eddington
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521337083
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A reissue of a classic work that recognized and established our basis for understanding the nature of the structure and constitution of the stars. Features a preface by S. Chandrasekhar.

Relativity on Curved Manifolds

Author: F. de Felice
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521429085
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This is a self-contained exposition of general relativity with emphasis given to tetrad and spinor structures and physical measurement on curved manifolds.

Collected Papers on Wave Mechanics Third Edition

Author: Erwin Schrödinger
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 0821835246
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The famous equation that bears Erwin Schrödinger's name encapsulates his profound contributions to quantum mechanics using wave mechanics. This third, augmented edition of his papers on the topic contains the six original, famous papers in which Schrödinger created and developed the subject of wave mechanics as published in the original edition. As the author points out, at the time each paper was written the results of the later papers were largely unknown to him. This edition also contains three papers that were written shortly after the original edition was published and four lectures delivered by Schrödinger at the Royal Institution in London in 1928. The papers and lectures in this volume were revised by the author and translated into English, and afford the reader a striking and valuable insight into how wave mechanics developed.

Ripples in Spacetime

Author: Govert Schilling
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674971663
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The detection of gravitational waves—ripples in spacetime—has already been called the scientific coup of this century. Govert Schilling recounts the struggles that threatened to derail the quest and describes the detector’s astounding precision, weaving far-reaching discoveries about the universe into a gripping story of ambition and perseverance.

Spinors and Space Time Volume 1 Two Spinor Calculus and Relativistic Fields

Author: Roger Penrose
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521337076
Format: PDF
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This volume introduces and systematically develops the calculus of 2-spinors. This is the first detailed exposition of this technique which leads not only to a deeper understanding of the structure of space-time, but also provides shortcuts to some very tedious calculations. Many results are given here for the first time.

Cosmological Physics

Author: J. A. Peacock
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521422703
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An eagerly-awaited, comprehensive and authoritative introduction to contemporary cosmology; for advanced undergraduate and graduate students.