Space, Time, and Gravity

The Theory of the Big Bang and Black Holes
Author: Robert M. Wald
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226870281
Category: Science
Page: 153
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Writing for the general reader or student, Wald has completely revised and updated this highly regarded work to include recent developments in black hole physics and cosmology. Nature called the first edition "a very readable and accurate account of modern relativity physics for the layman within the unavoidable constraint of almost no mathematics. . . . A well written, entertaining and authoritative book."

Mathematische Principien der Naturlehre


Author: Isaac Newton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Celestial mechanics
Page: 666
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Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime

Quantized Fields and Gravity
Author: Leonard Parker,David Toms
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521877873
Category: Science
Page: 455
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Suitable for graduate students, this book develops quantum field theory in curved spacetime in a pedagogical style.

Schwarze Löcher, Wurmlöcher und Zeitmaschinen


Author: Jim Al-Khalili
Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783827415677
Category: Science
Page: 334
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3-8274-1567-5, Al Khalili, Schwarze Löcher (HL) Jim Al-Khalili Schwarze Löcher, Wurmlöcher und Zeitmaschinen (copy) "Die Entstehung des Weltalls, die Konzepte von Raum und Zeit, beziehungsweise der so genannten Raumzeit sind zweifelsohne keine leicht verständlichen Themen. Umso beeindruckender ist das Buch des Wissenschaftspublizisten Jim Al-Khalili, dem es gelingt, über diese Dinge mit einer verblüffenden Leichtigkeit zu schreiben und den Boden des soliden Sachbuchs zu verlassen. Auch Laien werden von diesem Buch profitieren." Die Welt (Biblio) 2004. 336 S., 25 Abb., kt., € 15,-. ISBN 3-8274-1567-5 (Störer) neu

The Curvature of Spacetime

Newton, Einstein, and Gravitation
Author: Harald Fritzsch
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231118200
Category: Science
Page: 341
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The internationally renowned physicist Harald Fritzsch deftly explains the meaning and far-flung implications of the general theory of relativity and other mysteries of modern physics by presenting an imaginary conversation among Newton, Einstein, and a fictitious contemporary particle physicist named Adrian Haller. In this entertaining and involving account of relativity, Newton serves as the skeptic and asks the questions a modern reader might ask. Einstein himself does the explaining, while Haller explains the new developments that have occurred since the general theory was proposed.

The Nature of Space and Time


Author: Stephen Hawking,Roger Penrose
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400834747
Category: Science
Page: 160
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Einstein said that the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible. But was he right? Can the quantum theory of fields and Einstein's general theory of relativity, the two most accurate and successful theories in all of physics, be united into a single quantum theory of gravity? Can quantum and cosmos ever be combined? In The Nature of Space and Time, two of the world’s most famous physicists—Stephen Hawking (A Brief History of Time) and Roger Penrose (The Road to Reality)—debate these questions. The authors outline how their positions have further diverged on a number of key issues, including the spatial geometry of the universe, inflationary versus cyclic theories of the cosmos, and the black-hole information-loss paradox. Though much progress has been made, Hawking and Penrose stress that physicists still have further to go in their quest for a quantum theory of gravity.

Space-time

An Introduction to Einstein's Theory of Gravity
Author: Jonathan Allday
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351676237
Category: Science
Page: 354
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This book, suitable for interested post-16 school pupils or undergraduates looking for a supplement to their course text, develops our modern view of space-time and its implications in the theories of gravity and cosmology. While aspects of this topic are inevitably abstract, the book seeks to ground thinking in observational and experimental evidence where possible. In addition, some of Einstein’s philosophical thoughts are explored and contrasted with our modern views. Written in an accessible yet rigorous style, Jonathan Allday, a highly accomplished writer, brings his trademark clarity and engagement to these fascinating subjects, which underpin so much of modern physics. Features: Restricted use of advanced mathematics, making the book suitable for post-16 students and undergraduates Contains discussions of key modern developments in quantum gravity, and the latest developments in the field, including results from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Accompanied by appendices on the CRC Press website featuring detailed mathematical arguments for key derivations

Die Ordnung der Zeit


Author: Carlo Rovelli
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644000751
Category: Science
Page: 192
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Leben wir in der Zeit oder lebt die Zeit vielleicht nur in uns? Alle theoretischen Physiker von Weltrang, die den großen und kleinen Kräften des Universums nachspüren, beschäftigen sich immer wieder mit der entscheidenden Frage, was Zeit ist. Wenn ihre großen Modelle die Zeit zur Erklärung des Elementaren nicht mehr brauchen, wie kommt es dann, dass sie für unser Leben so wichtig ist? Geht es wirklich ohne sie? Carlo Rovelli gibt in diesem Buch überraschende Antworten. Er nimmt uns mit auf eine Reise durch unsere Vorstellungen der von der Zeit und spürt ihren Regeln und Rätseln nach. Ein großes, packend geschriebenes Lese-Abenteuer, ein würdiger Nachfolger des Welt-Bestsellers "Sieben kurze Lektionen über Physik".

The Geometry of Spacetime

An Introduction to Special and General Relativity
Author: James J. Callahan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387986418
Category: Computers
Page: 451
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Hermann Minkowski recast special relativity as essentially a new geometric structure for spacetime. This book looks at the ideas of both Einstein and Minkowski, and then introduces the theory of frames, surfaces and intrinsic geometry, developing the main implications of Einstein's general relativity theory.

Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime and Black Hole Thermodynamics


Author: Robert M. Wald
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226870274
Category: Science
Page: 205
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In this book, Robert Wald provides a coherent, pedagogical introduction to the formulation of quantum field theory in curved spacetime. He begins with a treatment of the ordinary one-dimensional quantum harmonic oscillator, progresses through the construction of quantum field theory in flat spacetime to possible constructions of quantum field theory in curved spacetime, and, ultimately, to an algebraic formulation of the theory. In his presentation, Wald disentangles essential features of the theory from inessential ones (such as a particle interpretation) and clarifies relationships between various approaches to the formulation of the theory. He also provides a comprehensive, up-to-date account of the Unruh effect, the Hawking effect, and some of its ramifications. In particular, the subject of black hole thermodynamics, which remains an active area of research, is treated in depth. This book will be accessible to students and researchers who have had introductory courses in general relativity and quantum field theory, and will be of interest to scientists in general relativity and related fields.

Was ist die Relativitätstheorie?


Author: Juri B. Rumer
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322822141
Category: Science
Page: 64
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Advances in the Interplay Between Quantum and Gravity Physics


Author: Peter G. Bergmann,V. de Sabbata
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402005930
Category: Science
Page: 554
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In this XVII Course of the International School of Cosmology and Gravitation devoted to "ADVANCES IN THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN QUANTUM AND GRAVITY PHYSICS" we have considered different aspects of the influence of gravity on quantum systems. In order to achieve this aim, in many lectures, seminars and discussions we have strengthened the interplay between gravity and quantum systems starting from the situation in the early universe based on astrophysical observations, up to the earthly based experiments with atom interferometry for probing the structure of space-time. Thus we have had timely lectures on the quantum field and horizon of a black hole including reviews of the problem of black holes thermodynamics and entropy, quantum information, quantum black holes, quantum evaporation and Hawking radiation, recent advances in stockastic gravity. We have also discussed quantum fluctuations in inflationary universe, quantum effects and reheating after inflation, and superplanckian energies in Hawking radiation. In this regard the subject of spinors in purely affine space-time and Dirac matter according to Weyl in the generalized theory of gravitation were developed . The dualism between space-time and matter has been deeply analyzed in order to see why, for general relativity, this is an obstacle for quantization of the theory. Also canonical Gravity and Mach's principle, torsion and curvature as commutator for Quantum Gravity and Dirac Geometry of real space-time were analysed, together with the problem of 5-Dimensional Projective Unified Field theory and Multidimensional Gravity and Cosmology.

Quantum Gravity and Entanglement: Space Time is Composed of Quantized Geodesic Harmonic Oscillators


Author: N.A
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434974405
Category:
Page: N.A
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Spacetime, Geometry and Gravitation


Author: Pankaj Sharan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3764399708
Category: Mathematics
Page: 355
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This introductory textbook on the general theory of relativity presents a solid foundation for those who want to learn about relativity. The subject is presented in a physically intuitive, but mathematically rigorous style. The topic of relativity is covered in a broad and deep manner. Besides, the aim is that after reading the book a student should not feel discouraged when she opens advanced texts on general relativity for further reading. The book consists of three parts: An introduction to the general theory of relativity. Geometrical mathematical background material. Topics that include the action principle, weak gravitational fields and gravitational waves, Schwarzschild and Kerr solution, and the Friedman equation in cosmology. The book is suitable for advanced graduates and graduates, but also for established researchers wishing to be educated about the field.

Spacetime and Geometry

An Introduction to General Relativity
Author: Sean M. Carroll
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108775551
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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Spacetime and Geometry is an introductory textbook on general relativity, specifically aimed at students. Using a lucid style, Carroll first covers the foundations of the theory and mathematical formalism, providing an approachable introduction to what can often be an intimidating subject. Three major applications of general relativity are then discussed: black holes, perturbation theory and gravitational waves, and cosmology. Students will learn the origin of how spacetime curves (the Einstein equation) and how matter moves through it (the geodesic equation). They will learn what black holes really are, how gravitational waves are generated and detected, and the modern view of the expansion of the universe. A brief introduction to quantum field theory in curved spacetime is also included. A student familiar with this book will be ready to tackle research-level problems in gravitational physics.

On Gravity

A Brief Tour of a Weighty Subject
Author: A. Zee
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691174385
Category: Science
Page: 192
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A brief introduction to gravity through Einstein’s general theory of relativity Of the four fundamental forces of nature, gravity might be the least understood and yet the one with which we are most intimate. From the months each of us spent suspended in the womb anticipating birth to the moments when we wait for sleep to transport us to other realities, we are always aware of gravity. In On Gravity, physicist A. Zee combines profound depth with incisive accessibility to take us on an original and compelling tour of Einstein's general theory of relativity. Inspired by Einstein's audacious suggestion that spacetime could ripple, Zee begins with the stunning discovery of gravity waves. He goes on to explain how gravity can be understood in comparison to other classical field theories, presents the idea of curved spacetime and the action principle, and explores cutting-edge topics, including black holes and Hawking radiation. Zee travels as far as the theory reaches, leaving us with tantalizing hints of the utterly unknown, from the intransigence of quantum gravity to the mysteries of dark matter and energy. Concise and precise, and infused with Zee's signature warmth and freshness of style, On Gravity opens a unique pathway to comprehending relativity and gaining deep insight into gravity, spacetime, and the workings of the universe.

General Relativity


Author: Robert M. Wald
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226870373
Category: Science
Page: 506
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"Wald's book is clearly the first textbook on general relativity with a totally modern point of view; and it succeeds very well where others are only partially successful. The book includes full discussions of many problems of current interest which are not treated in any extant book, and all these matters are considered with perception and understanding."—S. Chandrasekhar "A tour de force: lucid, straightforward, mathematically rigorous, exacting in the analysis of the theory in its physical aspect."—L. P. Hughston, Times Higher Education Supplement "Truly excellent. . . . A sophisticated text of manageable size that will probably be read by every student of relativity, astrophysics, and field theory for years to come."—James W. York, Physics Today

Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie und relativistische Astrophysik


Author: N. Straumann
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 366221573X
Category: Science
Page: 418
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...und Einstein hatte doch recht


Author: Clifford M. Will
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642743145
Category: Science
Page: 275
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Keine wissenschaftliche Theorie ist auf solche Faszination auch außerhalb der Wissenschaft gestoßen wie die Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie von Albert Einstein, und keine wurde so nachdrücklich mit den Mitteln der modernen Physik überprüft. Wie hat sie diesen Test mit Raumsonden, Radioastronomie, Atomuhren und Supercomputern standgehalten? Hatte Einstein recht? Mit der Autorität des Fachmanns und dem Flair des unvoreingenommenen Erzählers schildert Clifford Will die Menschen, Ideen und Maschinen hinter den Tests der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie. Ohne Formeln und Fachjargon wird der leser mit Einsteins Gedanken vertraut und erfährt von der Bestätigung seiner Vorhersagen, angefangen bei der Lichtablenkung im Schwerefeld der Sonne 1919 bis zu den ausgefeilten Kreiselexperimenten auf dem Space Shuttle. Die Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie hat nich nur alle diese Tests bestanden, sie hat darüber hinaus wesentlich beigetragen zu unserem Verständnis von Phänomenen wie Pulsaren, Quasaren, Schwarzen Löchern und Gravitationslinsen. Dieses Buch erzählt lebendig und spannend die Geschichte einer der größten geistigen Leistungen unserer Zeit.