May 16, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 336 Pages - 141 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138056688 - CAT# K33265
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This book, suitable for interested post-16 school pupils, or undergraduates looking for a supplement to their course text, focuses on experimental/observational evidence and consequences of our view of gravity. The book includes short ‘interludes’ focusing on key figures in the field (Einstein, Eddington, Friedmann etc.), drawing out how their lives and views impinged on the development of general relativity. In this way, some philosophical implications of general relativity and quantum gravity are teased out. Jonathan Allday, a highly accomplished writer for this audience, brings his trademark clarity and engagement to the fascinating subjects which underpin so much of modern physics.
Chapter 1: Four Keystones.
Chapter 2: The Road to Relativity.
Chapter 3: The Theory of Special Relativity.
Chapter 4: Space-Time.
Chapter 5: Mass, Energy and Dust.
Chapter 6: Generalising Relativity.
Chapter 7: The Theory of General Relativity.
Chapter 8: Weak field Gravitation.
Chapter 9: Space-time in the General Theory.
Chapter 10: Black Holes
Chapter 11: Gravity Waves
Chapter 12: Cosmology
Chapter 13: Quantum Considerations