General Relativity: The Essentials

General Relativity: The Essentials by Carlo Rovelli 1009013696 9781009013697
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In this short book, renowned theoretical physicist and author Carlo Rovelli gives a straightforward introduction to Einsteins General Relativity, our current theory of gravitation. Focusing on conceptual clarity, he derives all the basic results in the simplest way, taking care to explain the physical, philosophical and mathematical ideas at the heart of "the most beautiful of all scientific theories". Some of the main applications of General Relativity are also explored, for example, black holes, gravitational waves and cosmology, and the book concludes with a brief introduction to quantum gravity. Written by an author well known for the clarity of his presentation of scientific ideas, this concise book will appeal to university students looking to improve their understanding of the principal concepts, as well as science-literate readers who are curious about the real theory of General Relativity, at a level beyond a popular science treatment.

Author: Carlo Rovelli

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 174

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 2021-11-11


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