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Essential Relativity

Essential Relativity

Special, General, and Cosmological

  • Author: W. Rindler
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1475711352
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 319
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This book is an attempt to bring the full range of relativity theory within reach of advanced undergraduates, while containing enough new material and simplifications of old arguments so as not to bore the expert teacher. Roughly equal coverage is given tospecial relativity, general relativity, and cosmology. With many judicious omissions it can be taught in one semester, but it would better serve as the basis of a year's work. It is my hope, anyway, that its level and style of presentation may appeal also to wider c1asses of readers unrestricted by credit considerations. General relativity, the modern theory of gravitation in which free particles move along "straightest possible" lines in curved spacetime, and cosmology, with its dynamics for the whole possibly curved uni verse, not only seem necessary for a scientist's balanced view of the world, but offer some of the greatest intellectual thrills of modern physics. Nevertheless, considered luxuries, they are usu ally squeezed out of the graduate curriculum by the pressure of specialization. Special relativity escapes this tag with a ven geance, and tends to be taught as a pure service discipline, with too little emphasis on its startling ideas. What better time, there fore, to enjoy these subjects for their own sake than as an und- v vi PREFACE graduate? In spite of its forbidding mathematical reputation, even general relativity is accessible at that stage.

Essential Relativistic Celestial Mechanics

Essential Relativistic Celestial Mechanics

  • Author: Victor Brumberg
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351449680
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 274
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Essential Relativistic Celestial Mechanics presents a systematic exposition of the essential questions of relativistic celestial mechanics and their relation to relativistic astrometry. The book focuses on the comparison of calculated and measurable quantities that is of paramount importance in using general relativity as a necessary framework in the discussion of high-precision observations and for the construction of accurate dynamical ephemerides. It discusses the results of the general relativistic theory of motion of celestial bodies and describes the relativistic theory of astronomical reference frames, time scales, and the reduction of observations.

Special Relativity

Special Relativity

  • Author: Nicholas M.J. Woodhouse
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3540466762
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 88
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Freud as Philosopher

Freud as Philosopher

Metapsychology After Lacan

  • Author: Richard Boothby
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415925907
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 330
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'Freud as Philosopher' illuminates in an accessible way the central points of Freud's metapsychology-including the guiding metaphor of psychical energy and the final, enigmatic theory of the twin drives of life and death-through the three cardinal Lacanian categories of the Imaginary, the Symbolic, and the Real.

Memoir of Sir William Hamilton, Bart

Memoir of Sir William Hamilton, Bart

  • Author: John Veitch
  • Publisher: Edinburgh ; London : W. Blackwood and sons
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophers
  • Page: 458
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Introduction to Relativity

Introduction to Relativity

For Physicists and Astronomers

  • Author: John B. Kogut
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 0080924085
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 178
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Introduction to Relativity is intended to teach physics and astronomy majors at the freshman, sophomore or upper-division levels how to think about special and general relativity in a fundamental, but accessible, way. Designed to render any reader a "master of relativity", everything on the subject is comprehensible and derivable from first principles. The book emphasizes problem solving, contains abundant problem sets, and is conveniently organized to meet the needs of both student and instructor. Simplicity: the book teaches space and time in relativity in a physical fashion with minimal mathematics Conciseness: the book teaches relativity by emphasizing the basic simplicity of the principles at work Visualization: space-time diagrams (Minkowski) illustrate phenomena from simultaneity to the resolution of the twin paradox in a concrete fashion Worked problems: two chapters of challenging problems solved in several ways illustrate and teach the principles Problem sets: each chapter is accompanied by a full set of problems for the student that teach the principles and some new phenonmena

Essential Dynamics and Relativity

Essential Dynamics and Relativity

  • Author: Peter J. O’Donnell
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 146658839X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 334
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Essential Dynamics & Relativity provides students with an introduction to the core aspects of dynamics and special relativity. The author reiterates important ideas and terms throughout and covers concepts that are often missing from other textbooks at this level. He also places each topic within the wider constructs of the theory, without jumping from topic to topic to illustrate a point. The first section of the book focuses on dynamics, discussing the basic aspects of single particle motion and analyzing the motion of multi-particle systems. The book also explains the dynamical behavior of both composite bodies (rigid bodies) and objects in non-inertial frames of reference (rotating reference frames). The second section concentrates on relativity. The author describes the ideas leading to the inception of special relativity. He also formulates fundamental aspects, such as time dilation, length contraction, Lorentz transformations, and the visual aids of Minkowski diagrams, necessary to develop more sophisticated ideas. He then develops the concepts within the context of relativistic mechanics. With many examples throughout and exercises at the end of each chapter, this text makes the often daunting and confusing ideas of dynamics and special relativity accessible to undergraduate students studying the subjects for the first time.

Understanding the Universe

Understanding the Universe

From Quarks to the Cosmos

  • Author: Don Lincoln
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 981437444X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 567
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Explores the origins of the universe from an experimental physicist's perspective, including explaining quarks and leptons, discussing neutrino oscillations, and speculating on string theory.

Relativity

Relativity

Special, General, and Cosmological

  • Author: Wolfgang Rindler
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198508352
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 428
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'... it would be an excellent basis for work in general relativity and cosmology... a first class presentation of the intellectual glory of the first century of relativity.' Times Higher Education SupplementThis book is a considerable amplification and modernisation of the authors' earlier Essential Relativity. It aims to bring the challenge and excitement of modern relativity and cosmology at rigourous mathematical level within reach of advanced undergraduates and beginning graduates, while containing enough new material to interest the experienced lecturer.

Galaxy Formation

Galaxy Formation

  • Author: Malcolm S. Longair
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9783540637851
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 536
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Written by a well-known astrophysicist, who is also a superbly talented writer, this work deals with the matter and radiation content of the universe, the formation of galaxies, and provides a comprehensive introduction into relativistic astrophysics as needed for the clarification of cosmological ideas.

The Oxford Book of Children's Verse in America

The Oxford Book of Children's Verse in America

  • Author: Donald Hall
  • Publisher: Oxford Books of Verse
  • ISBN: 0195067614
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 319
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A collection of American poems written for children or traditionally enjoyed by children, by such authors as Longfellow, Poe, Eugene Field, Langston Hughes, Dr. Seuss, and Jack Prelutsky.

Cosmic Understanding

Cosmic Understanding

Philosophy and Science of the Universe

  • Author: Milton K. Munitz
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691020594
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 287
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In this work the distinguished philosopher Milton Munitz provides a lucid account of the chief empirical findings and theories of recent cosmology and a systematic assessment of their broader philosophical implications.

Problems of a Sociology of Knowledge (Routledge Revivals)

Problems of a Sociology of Knowledge (Routledge Revivals)

  • Author: Max Scheler
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415623340
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 251
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First Published in 1980, Manfred S. Frings’ translation of Problems of a Sociology of Knowledgemakes available Max Scheler’s important work in sociological theory to the English-speaking world. The book presents the thinker’s views on man’s condition in the twentieth-century and places it in a broader context of human history. This book highlights Scheler as a visionary thinker of great intellectual strength who defied the pessimism that many of his peers could not avoid. He comments on the isolated, fragmented nature of man’s existence in society in the twentieth century but suggests that a ‘World-Age of Adjustment’ is on the brink of existence. Scheler argues that the approaching era is a time for the disjointed society of the twentieth-century to heal its fractures and a time for different forms of human knowledge to come together in global understanding.

Conversations with Husserl and Fink

Conversations with Husserl and Fink

  • Author: Dorion Cairns
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401568901
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 114
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This is an unusual volume. During his periods of study with Ed mund Husserl - first from I924 1. 0 I926, then from I93I to I932 - Dorion Cairns had become imnlensely impressed with the stri king philosophical quality of Husserl's conversations with his students and co-workers. Not unlike his daily writing (five to six hours a day was not uncommon, as Husserl reports herein, the nature of which was a continuous searching, reassessing, modi fying, advancing and even rejecting of former views), Husserl's conversations, especially evidenced from Cairns's record, were remarkable for their depth and probing character. Because of this, and because of the importaIlt light they threw on Husserl's written and published works, Cairns had early resolved to set down in writing, as accurately as possible, the details of these conversations. Largely prompted by the questions and concerns of his students, including Cairns, the present Conversations (from the second period, I93I-I932, except for the initial conversation) provide a significant, intriguing, and always fascinating insight into both the issues which were prominent to Husserl at this time, and the way he had come to view the systematic and historical placement of his own earlier studies. Cairns had often insisted - principally in his remarkable lec 1 tures at the Graduate Faculty of the New School - that attaining a fair and accurate view of Husserl's enormously rich and complex 1 Cairns's lectures between 1956 and 1964 are especially important.

Modern Cosmology

Modern Cosmology

  • Author: Scott Dodelson
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 9780122191411
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 440
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An advanced text for senior undergraduates, graduate students and physical scientists in fields outside cosmology. This is a self-contained book focusing on the linear theory of the evolution of density perturbations in the universe, and the anisotropiesin the cosmic microwave background.

Relativity in Fundamental Astronomy (IAU S261)

Relativity in Fundamental Astronomy (IAU S261)

Dynamics, Reference Frames, and Data Analysis

  • Author: Sergei A. Klioner,P. Kenneth Seidelmann,Michael H. Soffel
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521764810
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 436
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IAU S261 summarizes the present state of applied relativity, and discusses the applications and future tests of general relativity.

Mathematica for Theoretical Physics

Mathematica for Theoretical Physics

Classical Mechanics and Nonlinear Dynamics

  • Author: Gerd Baumann
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780387251127
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 544
  • View: 5949
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Class-tested textbook that shows readers how to solve physical problems and deal with their underlying theoretical concepts while using Mathematica® to derive numeric and symbolic solutions. Delivers dozens of fully interactive examples for learning and implementation, constants and formulae can readily be altered and adapted for the user’s purposes. New edition offers enlarged two-volume format suitable to courses in mechanics and electrodynamics, while offering dozens of new examples and a more rewarding interactive learning environment. Notebooks for problem solving and learning.

Intercultural Communication: A Critical Introduction

Intercultural Communication: A Critical Introduction

  • Author: Ingrid Piller
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748688323
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 208
  • View: 3170
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Combining perspectives from discourse analysis and sociolinguistics, this introduction provides students with a comprehensive, up-to-date and critical overview of the field of intercultural communication.Ingrid Piller explains communication in context using two main approaches.The first treats cultural identity, difference and similarity as discursive constructions. The second, informed by bilingualism studies, highlights the use and prestige of different languages and language varieties as well as the varying access that speakers have to them.Linguistics students will find this book a useful tool for studying language and globalization as well as applied linguistics.

Hegel

Hegel

  • Author: Edward Caird
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443800902
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 187
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The book is the analysis of the works of one important philosopher by another. Edward Caird is without doubt one of the leading Scottish philosophers of the late nineteenth century, and an important British Idealist. That his work (as with the work of other British Idealists) has been influenced by Hegel and other German Idealists cannot be denied. Yet it is not a straightforward influence, and one can discern Caird’s imprint in every passage of the present book. As a result of the presence of both personalities, Caird’s and Hegel’s, in the present work, the book is not akin to a scholarly analysis of Hegel written today. It is however, characterised by a remarkably smooth flow of its material. Caird takes us through Hegel’s life and all the influences that shaped his thought quite effortlessly. Hegel’s time at school and university, his years as a private tutor at Berne and Frankfurt, the period at Jena, his professorship at Heidelberg and Berlin, is described as lyrically as Hegel’s central philosophical concerns, from his thoughts on the central problem of philosophy to his logic. An important book for scholars of Hegel, of British Idealism, as well as for enthusiasts of either thinker.