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Space-Time, Relativity, and Cosmology
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  • Page extent: 330 pages
  • Size: 246 x 189 mm
  • Weight: 0.886 kg

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  • LC Classification: n/a
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Cosmology
    • Relativity
    • Space and time

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521822800 | ISBN-10: 0521822807)

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  • Published July 2006

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This textbook provides a historical introduction to modern relativistic cosmology for first year undergraduates and non-science majors undertaking a physics course. The topics are presented non-mathematically, with the emphasis on the underlying ideas. The tests and supporting experimental evidence are explained together with their predictions and their confirmation.

Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. The scientific method; 2. From antiquity to Aristotle; 3. From the Middle Ages to heliocentrism; 4. Galileo and Newton; 5. The clouds gather; 6. The Special Theory of Relativity; 7. The General Theory of Relativity; 8. The relativistic universe; 9. The lives of a star; Bibliography; Index.

Reviews

"A fine book that belongs in all college libraries." -- Choice

2007 Outstanding Academic Title -- Choice Magazine

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