From Newton to Einstein

From Newton to Einstein
  • Author : F Todd Baker
  • Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • Pages : 103
  • Relase : 2014-12-01
  • ISBN : 9781627057202

From Newton to Einstein Book Review:

From Newton to Einstein is a book devoted to classical mechanics. "Classical" here includes the theory of special relativity as well because, as argued in the book, it is essentially Newtonian mechanics extended to very high speeds. This information is expanded from the author's popular Q&A website, a site aimed primarily at general readers who are curious about how physics explains the workings of the world. Hence, the answers emphasize concepts over formalism, and the mathematics is kept to a minimum. Students new to physics will find discussion and quantitative calculations for areas often neglected in introductory courses (e.g. air drag and non-inertial frames). The author gives us a more intuitive approach to special relativity than normally taught in introductory courses. One chapter discusses general relativity in a completely non-mathematical way emphasizing the equivalence principle and the generalized principle of relativity; the examples in this chapter can offer a new slant on applications of classical mechanics. Another chapter is devoted to the physics of computer games, sci-fi, superheros, and super weapons for those interested in the intersection of popular culture and science. Professional scientists will find topics that they may find amusing and, in some cases, everyday applications that they had not thought of. Brief tutorials are given for essential concepts (e.g. Newton's laws) and appendices give technical details for the interested reader.

Newton to Einstein: The Trail of Light

Newton to Einstein: The Trail of Light
  • Author : Ralph Baierlein
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 350
  • Relase : 1992
  • ISBN : 0521423236

Newton to Einstein: The Trail of Light Book Review:

This undergraduate text takes the non-science student from Newton's particles to Einstein's relativity.

Gravitation

Gravitation
  • Author : Pierre Fleury
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 120
  • Relase : 2019-11-13
  • ISBN : 9783030320010

Gravitation Book Review:

This primer proposes a journey from Newton's dynamics to Einstein's relativity. It constitutes a pedagogical, rigorous, and self-contained introduction to the concepts and mathematical formulation of gravitational physics.In particular, much attention is devoted to exploring and applying the basic tools of differential geometry, that is the language of general relativity. Real-world manifestations of relativity, such as time dilation, gravitational waves, and black holes, are also discussed in detail. This book is designed for third-year bachelor or first-year master students in theoretical physics, who are already familiar with Newton's physics, possibly had an introductory course on special relativity, and who are seeking to learn general relativity on a firm basis.

Classical Mechanics

Classical Mechanics
  • Author : Martin W. McCall
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2010-10-11
  • ISBN : 9780470715741

Classical Mechanics Book Review:

This new edition of Classical Mechanics, aimed at undergraduate physics and engineering students, presents ina user-friendly style an authoritative approach to the complementary subjects of classical mechanics and relativity. The text starts with a careful look at Newton's Laws, before applying them in one dimension to oscillations and collisions. More advanced applications - including gravitational orbits and rigid body dynamics - are discussed after the limitations of Newton's inertial frames have been highlighted through an exposition of Einstein's Special Relativity. Examples given throughout are often unusual for an elementary text, but are made accessible to the reader through discussion and diagrams. Updates and additions for this new edition include: New vector notation in Chapter 1 An enhanced discussion of equilibria in Chapter 2 A new section on a body falling a large distance towards a gravitational source in Chapter 2 New sections in Chapter 8 on general rotation about a fixed principal axes, simple examples of principal axes and principal moments of inertia and kinetic energy of a body rotating about a fixed axis New sections in chapter 9: Foucault pendulum and free rotation of a rigid body; the latter including the famous tennis racquet theorem Enhanced chapter summaries at the end of each chapter Novel problems with numerical answers A solutions manual is available at: www.wiley.com/go/mccall

From Newton's Laws to Einstein's Theory of Relativity

From Newton's Laws to Einstein's Theory of Relativity
  • Author : Lizhi Fang,Yaoquan Chu
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Pages : 128
  • Relase : 1987
  • ISBN : 9971978369

From Newton's Laws to Einstein's Theory of Relativity Book Review:

This book aims to introduce to the reader the main thread of development from Newton's laws to Einstein's theory of relativity. Limited by its scope and avoiding as much as possible the use of mathematical apparatus, the authors try to clarify the most fundamental ideas and concepts. Both authors hold a deep reverence for Galileo and Einstein, and this book is dedicated to these two great scientists.

From Newton to Einstein - The Changing Conceptions of the Universe

From Newton to Einstein - The Changing Conceptions of the Universe
  • Author : Benjamin Harrow,Albert Einstein,Arthur Stanley Eddington,Joseph Sweetman Ames,Joseph John Thomson,Frank Watson Dyson
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Pages : 67
  • Relase : 2020-01-02
  • ISBN : EAN:4064066051099

From Newton to Einstein - The Changing Conceptions of the Universe Book Review:

Einstein's contributions to our ideas of time and space and to our knowledge of the universe in general, are of so momentous a nature, that they easily take their place among the two or three greatest achievements of the twentieth century. This book attempts to give, in popular form, an account of this work. As, however, Einstein's work is so largely dependent upon the work of Newton and Newton's successors, the first two chapters are devoted to the latter.

Special Relativity, Electrodynamics, and General Relativity

Special Relativity, Electrodynamics, and General Relativity
  • Author : John B. Kogut
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 454
  • Relase : 2018-01-09
  • ISBN : 9780128137215

Special Relativity, Electrodynamics, and General Relativity Book Review:

Special Relativity, Electrodynamics, and General Relativity: From Newton to Einstein is intended to teach students of physics, astrophysics, astronomy, and cosmology how to think about special and general relativity in a fundamental but accessible way. Designed to render any reader a "master of relativity, all material 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. Fully revised and expanded second edition with improved figures Enlarged discussion of dynamics and the relativistic version of Newton’s second law Resolves the twin paradox from the principles of special and general relativity Includes new chapters which derive magnetism from relativity and electrostatics Derives Maxwell’s equations from Gauss’ law and the principles of special relativity Includes new chapters on differential geometry, space-time curvature, and the field equations of general relativity Introduces black holes and gravitational waves as illustrations of the principles of general relativity and relates them to the 2015 and 2017 observational discoveries of LIGO

Newton . Faraday . Einstein: From Classical Physics To Modern Physics

Newton . Faraday . Einstein: From Classical Physics To Modern Physics
  • Author : Tadayoshi Shioyama
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Pages : 188
  • Relase : 2021-05-11
  • ISBN : 9789811235696

Newton . Faraday . Einstein: From Classical Physics To Modern Physics Book Review:

Our lives have benefited immensely from the scientific evolution over the years. This book provides an overview of the lives of three great scientists, Newton, Faraday and Einstein, who made the most significant contributions to physics.Newton and Faraday laid the foundation of Newtonian mechanics and electro-magnetic theory, respectively, that constituted the two greatest contributions to classical physics. Newton elucidated the motion of celestial bodies with the three laws of motion, while Faraday researched electro-magnetic phenomena and discovered electro-magnetic induction, magneto-optical effect, etc.Furthermore, Einstein contributed to the foundation of quantum mechanics and relativity theory which comprise the two greatest theories in modern physics. By elucidating photoelectric effect, Einstein proved the correctness of the concept of quantum proposed by Planck which resulted in quantum mechanics being considered as an epoch-making mechanics following Newtonian mechanics. Einstein renovated the concept of time-space and derived the Lorentz transformation supporting relativity principle.This book will take the readers on a journey to understand the progress from classical physics to modern physics.

An Equation That Changed the World

An Equation That Changed the World
  • Author : Harald Fritzsch
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Pages : 318
  • Relase : 1994-10-15
  • ISBN : 0226265579

An Equation That Changed the World Book Review:

An imaginary conversation between Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and a modern physicist provides insight on the changes from classical physics to the theory of relativity to quantum mechanics

You are Wrong, Mr. Einstein!

You are Wrong, Mr. Einstein!
  • Author : Harald Fritzsch
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Pages : 201
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 9789814324991

You are Wrong, Mr. Einstein! Book Review:

With Foreword by S L GlashowWerner Heisenberg and Richard Feynman find quantum physics fascinating and necessary for understanding the atoms. Albert Einstein dislikes it and Isaac Newton does not understand it, which is not surprising. This is the scenario for animated discussions between five people. Harald Fritzsch brings together Newton and the three great physicists of the 20th century in an imaginary meeting. His ?alter ego? Adrian Haller moderates the discussions.By means of questions and answers the whole cosmos of quantum physics is described in a simple way, easily understandable non-physicists. The beginnings of quantum theory and atomic physics as well as the importance of quantum physics for our daily life ? these and many more topics are the subjects of the interesting and fascinating discussions.

From Newton to Einstein

From Newton to Einstein
  • Author : Benjamin Harrow
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 134
  • Relase : 1920
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433084030802

From Newton to Einstein Book Review:

Classical Mechanics

Classical Mechanics
  • Author : Martin W. McCall
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 250
  • Relase : 2011-07-22
  • ISBN : 9781119956129

Classical Mechanics Book Review:

This new edition of Classical Mechanics, aimed at undergraduate physics and engineering students, presents ina user-friendly style an authoritative approach to the complementary subjects of classical mechanics and relativity. The text starts with a careful look at Newton's Laws, before applying them in one dimension to oscillations and collisions. More advanced applications - including gravitational orbits and rigid body dynamics - are discussed after the limitations of Newton's inertial frames have been highlighted through an exposition of Einstein's Special Relativity. Examples given throughout are often unusual for an elementary text, but are made accessible to the reader through discussion and diagrams. Updates and additions for this new edition include: New vector notation in Chapter 1 An enhanced discussion of equilibria in Chapter 2 A new section on a body falling a large distance towards a gravitational source in Chapter 2 New sections in Chapter 8 on general rotation about a fixed principal axes, simple examples of principal axes and principal moments of inertia and kinetic energy of a body rotating about a fixed axis New sections in chapter 9: Foucault pendulum and free rotation of a rigid body; the latter including the famous tennis racquet theorem Enhanced chapter summaries at the end of each chapter Novel problems with numerical answers A solutions manual is available at: www.wiley.com/go/mccall

100 Years of Relativity

100 Years of Relativity
  • Author : Abhay Ashtekar
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Pages : 527
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : 9789812700988

100 Years of Relativity Book Review:

Thanks to Einstein''s relativity theories, our notions of space and time underwent profound revisions about a 100 years ago. The resulting interplay between geometry and physics has dominated all of fundamental physics since then. This volume contains contributions from leading researchers, worldwide, who have thought deeply about the nature and consequences of this interplay. The articles take a long-range view of the subject and distill the most important advances in broad terms, making them easily accessible to non-specialists. The first part is devoted to a summary of how relativity theories were born (J Stachel). The second part discusses the most dramatic ramifications of general relativity, such as black holes (P Chrusciel and R Price), space-time singularities (H Nicolai and A Rendall), gravitational waves (P Laguna and P Saulson), the large scale structure of the cosmos (T Padmanabhan); experimental status of this theory (C Will) as well as its practical application to the GPS system (N Ashby). The last part looks beyond Einstein and provides glimpses into what is in store for us in the 21st century. Contributions here include summaries of radical changes in the notions of space and time that are emerging from quantum field theory in curved space-times (Ford), string theory (T Banks), loop quantum gravity (A Ashtekar), quantum cosmology (M Bojowald), discrete approaches (Dowker, Gambini and Pullin) and twistor theory (R Penrose).

Sir Isaac Newton & Albert Einstein: From Absolutism to Relativity. the Biography Collection

Sir Isaac Newton & Albert Einstein: From Absolutism to Relativity. the Biography Collection
  • Author : The History Hour
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 180
  • Relase : 2019-03-03
  • ISBN : 179862866X

Sir Isaac Newton & Albert Einstein: From Absolutism to Relativity. the Biography Collection Book Review:

Isaac Newton's main body of work was as a physicist and mathematician. He was a part of a scientific revolution in the 17th century which would fundamentally change the way that people would see the world. In the field of optics, he would advance our understanding of light and how we saw it. Inside you will read about... Born Into Tragedy His Life in Cambridge The Start of His Genius The Birth of Calculus Newton Invents a New Telescope His Famous Work on Light and Color Newton and His Rivals The Most Important Science Book of All-Time The Principia The Apple Myth Newton's Dark Obsessions Newton the Man and his Later Life Newton the Hangman Newton's Weird and Wonderful Personality His Final Years Newton's Legacy The Strengths and Weaknesses of Sir Isaac Newton How Can We Use Newton's Strengths in Our Lives? The Best Books on Isaac Newton And much more! In mechanics he would create his famous three laws of motion but it's in physics that he became most well-known for his understanding of gravity, and in mathematics for his discovery of calculus and his writing perhaps the single most important scientific book of all-time, the 'Principia' which is still referenced today. Albert Einstein was an outstanding physician and mathematician of the 20th century. He was a pure genius who created a formula that would build a bomb capable of killing thousands at a time. Albert learned to play the violin. He could play a few notes on the piano or the violin, and then he would jot down notes on some theory. Einstein won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1922. Inside you will read about... A Genius Shows Up with a Deformed Head The Odd Shaped Head Starts to Read Einstein Had A "Miracle Year" Einstein Finds He Has Enemies Albert Had His Problems Too Did Einstein Have a 3rd Son? You Decide The End is Soon to Come What Exactly Was the Legacy of Einstein? And much more! As far as the way he lived his life, well, read on, and you be the judge to see if you think he had a full and happy life. Einstein's story awaits you on the pages ahead.

The Hunt for Vulcan

The Hunt for Vulcan
  • Author : Thomas Levenson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2015-11-03
  • ISBN : 9780812988291

The Hunt for Vulcan Book Review:

The captivating, all-but-forgotten story of Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and the search for a planet that never existed For more than fifty years, the world’s top scientists searched for the “missing” planet Vulcan, whose existence was mandated by Isaac Newton’s theories of gravity. Countless hours were spent on the hunt for the elusive orb, and some of the era’s most skilled astronomers even claimed to have found it. There was just one problem: It was never there. In The Hunt for Vulcan, Thomas Levenson follows the visionary scientists who inhabit the story of the phantom planet, starting with Isaac Newton, who in 1687 provided an explanation for all matter in motion throughout the universe, leading to Urbain-Jean-Joseph Le Verrier, who almost two centuries later built on Newton’s theories and discovered Neptune, becoming the most famous scientist in the world. Le Verrier attempted to surpass that triumph by predicting the existence of yet another planet in our solar system, Vulcan. It took Albert Einstein to discern that the mystery of the missing planet was a problem not of measurements or math but of Newton’s theory of gravity itself. Einstein’s general theory of relativity proved that Vulcan did not and could not exist, and that the search for it had merely been a quirk of operating under the wrong set of assumptions about the universe. Levenson tells the previously untold tale of how the “discovery” of Vulcan in the nineteenth century set the stage for Einstein’s monumental breakthrough, the greatest individual intellectual achievement of the twentieth century. A dramatic human story of an epic quest, The Hunt for Vulcan offers insight into how science really advances (as opposed to the way we’re taught about it in school) and how the best work of the greatest scientists reveals an artist’s sensibility. Opening a new window onto our world, Levenson illuminates some of our most iconic ideas as he recounts one of the strangest episodes in the history of science. Praise for The Hunt for Vulcan “Delightful . . . a charming tale about an all-but-forgotten episode in science history.”—The Wall Street Journal “Engaging . . . At heart, this is a story about how science advances, one insight at a time. But the immediacy, almost romance, of Levenson’s writing makes it almost novelistic.”—The Washington Post “A well-structured, fast-paced example of exemplary science writing.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Introduction to Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

Introduction to Einstein’s Theory of Relativity
  • Author : Øyvind Grøn
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 520
  • Relase : 2020-05-27
  • ISBN : 9783030438623

Introduction to Einstein’s Theory of Relativity Book Review:

The revised and updated 2nd edition of this established textbook provides a self-contained introduction to the general theory of relativity, describing not only the physical principles and applications of the theory, but also the mathematics needed, in particular the calculus of differential forms. Updated throughout, the book contains more detailed explanations and extended discussions of several conceptual points, and strengthened mathematical deductions where required. It includes examples of work conducted in the ten years since the first edition of the book was published, for example the pedagogically helpful concept of a "river of space" and a more detailed discussion of how far the principle of relativity is contained in the general theory of relativity. Also presented is a discussion of the concept of the 'gravitational field' in Einstein's theory, and some new material concerning the 'twin paradox' in the theory of relativity. Finally, the book contains a new section about gravitational waves, exploring the dramatic progress in this field following the LIGO observations. Based on a long-established masters course, the book serves advanced undergraduate and graduate level students, and also provides a useful reference for researchers.

Understanding Space-Time

Understanding Space-Time
  • Author : Robert DiSalle
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2008-10-14
  • ISBN : 0521083176

Understanding Space-Time Book Review:

Presenting the history of space-time physics, from Newton to Einstein, as a philosophical development DiSalle reflects our increasing understanding of the connections between ideas of space and time and our physical knowledge. He suggests that philosophy's greatest impact on physics has come about, less by the influence of philosophical hypotheses, than by the philosophical analysis of concepts of space, time and motion, and the roles they play in our assumptions about physical objects and physical measurements. This way of thinking leads to interpretations of the work of Newton and Einstein and the connections between them. It also offers ways of looking at old questions about a priori knowledge, the physical interpretation of mathematics, and the nature of conceptual change. Understanding Space-Time will interest readers in philosophy, history and philosophy of science, and physics, as well as readers interested in the relations between physics and philosophy.

Mach's Principle

Mach's Principle
  • Author : Julian B. Barbour,Herbert Pfister
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 558
  • Relase : 1995-08-11
  • ISBN : 0817638237

Mach's Principle Book Review:

This volume is a collection of scholarly articles on the Mach Principle, the impact that this theory has had since the end of the 19th century, and its role in helping Einstein formulate the doctrine of general relativity. 20th-century physics is concerned with the concepts of time, space, motion, inertia and gravity. The documentation on all of these makes this book a reference for those who are interested in the history of science and the theory of general relativity

From Newton's Laws to Einstein's Theory of Relativity

From Newton's Laws to Einstein's Theory of Relativity
  • Author : L-Z Fang,Y Q Chu
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Pages : 120
  • Relase : 1987-06-01
  • ISBN : 9789814507813

From Newton's Laws to Einstein's Theory of Relativity Book Review:

This book aims to introduce to the reader the main thread of development from Newton's laws to Einstein's theory of relativity. Limited by its scope and avoiding as much as possible the use of mathematical apparatus, the authors try to clarify the most fundamental ideas and concepts. Both authors hold a deep reverence for Galileo and Einstein, and this book is dedicated to these two great scientists. Contents:From Aristotle to NewtonSpace, Time and MotionFrom the Classical Composition of Velocities to the Constant Speed of LightFrom Galileo's Principle of Relativity to the Special Theory of RelativityThe Relativity and Absoluteness of a Rod and a ClockDynamic ProblemsFrom the Leaning Tower of Pisa to the General Theory of RelativityFrom Newton to Post-NewtonFrom Classical Gravitational Collapse to the Black HoleThe Confirmation of Gravitational WavesFrom Newton's Universe to the Expanding UniverseAfter Einstein Readership: All physicists. Review: “The intelligence and insight of the authors, shines through in a translation.” Malcolm McCallum New Scientist, London

This Way to the Universe

This Way to the Universe
  • Author : Michael Dine
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2022-02-08
  • ISBN : 9780593184660

This Way to the Universe Book Review:

For readers of Sean Carroll, Brian Greene, Katie Mack, and anyone who wants to know what theoretical physicists actually do. This Way to the Universe is a celebration of the astounding, ongoing scientific investigations that have revealed the nature of reality at its smallest, at its largest, and at the scale of our daily lives. The enigmas that Professor Michael Dine discusses are like landmarks on a fantastic journey to the edge of the universe. Asked where to find out about the Big Bang, Dark Matter, the Higgs boson particle—the long cutting edge of physics right now—Dine had no single book he could recommend. This is his accessible, authoritative, and up-to-date answer. Comprehensible to anyone with a high-school level education, with almost no equations, there is no better author to take you on this amazing odyssey. Dine is widely recognized as having made profound contributions to our understanding of matter, time, the Big Bang, and even what might have come before it. This Way to the Universe touches on many emotional, critical points in his extraordinary carreer while presenting mind-bending physics like his answer to the Dark Matter and Dark Energy mysteries as well as the ideas that explain why our universe consists of something rather than nothing. People assume String Theory can never be tested, but Dine intrepidly explores exactly how the theory might be tested experimentally, as well as the pitfalls of falling in love with math. This book reflects a lifetime pursuing the deepest mysteries of reality, by one of the most humble and warmly engaging voices you will ever read.