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General Relativity from A to B

3.8  ·  Rating details ·  59 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
"This beautiful little book is certainly suitable for anyone who has had an introductory course in physics and even for some who have not."—Joshua N. Goldberg, Physics Today

"An imaginative and convincing new presentation of Einstein's theory of general relativity. . . . The treatment is masterful, continual emphasis being placed on careful discussion and motivation, with t
Paperback, 233 pages
Published March 15th 1981 by University Of Chicago Press (first published 1978)
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Feb 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Verbal Description of General Relativity

The author presents fundamental ideas of theory of relativity in a non-mathematical form using conversation approach to readers with little science background. The book is highly descriptive and the reader is bound to get bored since this is a discussion of about basic ideas about space and time using two-dimensional space-time diagrams. The first part of the book describes the notion of space and time in terms of Aristotelian and Galilean view points. The
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May 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
You can tell that the author of this little book is a brilliant mathematical physicist. The ideas are coherent, concisely presented, but without allowing unnecessary rigor to come in the way of explaining them in a meaningful but precise way.

As Geroch himself admits, this is not just a beautifully simple and highly geometrical explanation of general relativity, but it's also a text about what it means to be a physicist and how do physicists go about constructing and exploring their theories.
Ronald Lett
May 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: popular-science
Even if you do know the proper mathematical formulation of general relativity, this little book gives a very cute mechanism that accurately presents some interesting results of the theory in a very simple layman's fashion. Great read.
Henrik Enqvist
Aikamoinen antikliimaksi,tuntui ettei kirjoittajakaan tiennyt mitään aiheesta.Tai sitten piti lukijaa tyhmänä.
Georgi Kolarov
Great introduction taking you from Aristotelian view trough Newtonian to the modern concepts for the world. It was new and fascinating for me that "cone" model of the event spread trough space-time.
May 15, 2008 rated it liked it
this made general relativity comprehensible to me.
Jan 07, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
I ended up skimming through half of this book. It was boring and either the translation is abysmal or the source text is really written this way, but I didn't like it at all.
Will Walkup
Feb 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm giving this book four stars for its concise delivery of a complex subject, however it is not clearly written and requires a fair measure of focus to comprehend.
Don Fox
Mar 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely terrific little explanation of the fundamentals of space-time.
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