General Relativity from A to B

Description

From A to B may not seem a great distance to travel, but, as Robert Geroch demonstrates in his conversational style, our perception of distance is always relative to our position in space. For persons situated outside the speculative realms of physics and mathematics, Geroch's tour from A to B is a thorough introduction to Einstein's theory of general relativity. The early chapters are devoted to the development and modifications the crucial notion of space-time undergoes as it passes through the Aristotelian and Galilean viewpoints. From theories of absolute space and absolute time, Geroch than details modern ideas of a space-time in which neither space nor time is absolute, showing how our everyday conceptions are inappropriate to the physical world in which we live.

Details

Author(s)
Robert Geroch
Format
Paperback | 238 pages
Dimensions
132 x 202 x 18mm | 280g
Publication date
01 Apr 1981
Publisher
The University of Chicago Press
Imprint
University of Chicago Press
Publication City/Country
United States
Language
English
Edition
New edition
Edition statement
New edition
Illustrations note
98 line drawings
ISBN10
0226288641
ISBN13
9780226288642
Bestsellers rank
323,361