The riddle of gravitation [by] Peter G. Bergmann.


New York, Scribner [1968] .

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Subjects Gravitatie.
Gravitation.
RelativiteĢ (Physique)
Relativity (Physics)
Description xvi, 270 pages illustrations, portraits 24 cm
Copyright Date [1968]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-264).
Contents part 1. Newtonian physics and special relativity Early history. Relativity of motion. The universal speed of light. The special theory of relativity. Minkowski's four-dimensional world. Mass, energy, momentum. Flat space-curved space. part 2. General relativity Relativity and gravitation. The relativity of free fall. The principle of general covariance. Curved space-time. Gravitation in the space-time continuum. Schwarzschild's solution. Inside the Schwarzschild radius. Event horizons.
part 3. Recent developments Gravitational collapse. Gravitational radiation. The search for gravitational waves. Cosmology. Current observational programs. Particle motion. Quantrum theory of gravitation. What is an observable? Space-time today and tomorrow. Appendixes The equal-area law of Kepler. Derivation of the inverse-square law of force. The Lorentz transformation. The Schwarzschild radius. Gravitational radiation. Powers of 10 and units of measurement.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)184805
(OCoLC)ocm00184805
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WorldCat Identities Bergmann, Peter Gabriel.
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