The Geometry of Time

2005. Buch. XII, 241 S.: 182 s/w-Abbildungen. Softcover
Wiley-VCH ISBN 978-3-527-40567-1
Format (B x L): 17 x 24 cm
Gewicht: 501 g
In englischer Sprache
A description of the geometry of space-time with all the questions and issues explained without the need for formulas. As such, the author shows that this is indeed geometry, with actual constructions familiar from Euclidean geometry, and which allow exact demonstrations and proofs. The formal mathematics behind these constructions is provided in the appendices.
The result is thus not a textbook introducing readers to the theory of special relativity so they may calculate formally, but rather aims to show the connection with synthetic geometry. It presents the relation to projective geometry and uses this to illustrate the starting points of general relativity. Written at an introductory level for undergraduates, this novel presentation will also benefit teaching staff.
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