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The third volume in Leonard Susskind's one-of-a-kind physics series cracks open Einstein's special relativity and field theory In the first two books in his wildly popular The Theoretical Minimum series, world-class physicist Leonard Susskind provided a brilliant first course in classical and quantum mechanics, offering readers not an oversimplified introduction,...
This book offers a detailed and stimulating account of the Lagrangian, or variational, approach to general relativity and beyond. After an introduction to field theories and the variational approach, individual sections focus on the variational approach in relation to special relativity, general relativity, and alternative theories of gravity.
By Janna Levin
The full inside story of the detection of gravitational waves at LIGO, one of the most ambitious feats in scientific history*Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in the Sunday Times*'This is empirical poetry.
Der Grundkurs Theoretische Physik deckt in 7 Banden alle fur das Diplom und fur Bachelor/Master-Studiengange massgeblichen Gebiete ab. Jeder Band vermittelt das im jeweiligen Semester notwendige theoretisch-physikalische Rustzeug. Ubungsaufgaben mit ausfuhrlichen Losungen dienen der Vertiefung des Stoffs. Der 4. Band behandelt die Gebiete Thermodynamik und Relativitatstheorie. Fur die Neuauflage wurde...
This book takes a pedagogical approach to explaining quantum gravity, supersymmetry and string theory in a coherent way. It is aimed at graduate students and researchers in quantum field theory and high-energy physics.The first part of the book introduces quantum gravity, without requiring previous knowledge of general relativity GR.
By Janna Levin
A strong gravitational wave will briefly change that distance by less than the thickness of a human hair. We have perhaps less than a few tenths of a second to perform this measurement. This is a story of the detection of gravitational waves at Ligo, one of the most ambitious...
Introduction to the Basic Concepts of Modern Physics: Special Relativity, Quantum and Statistical Physics
Introduction to the Basic Concepts of Modern Physics
This book introduces the basic concepts of particle cosmology and covers all the main aspects of the Big Bang Model expansion of the Universe, Big Bang Nucleosynthesis, Cosmic Microwave Background, large scale structures and the search for new physics inflation, baryogenesis, dark matter, dark energy.
What is a black hole? How many of them are in our Universe? Can black holes be created in a laboratory or in particle colliders? Can objects similar to black holes be used for space and time travel? This book discusses these and many other questions providing the reader with...