The Resource Special Relativity in General Frames : From Particles to Astrophysics, by Éric Gourgoulhon, (electronic resource)
Special Relativity in General Frames : From Particles to Astrophysics, by Éric Gourgoulhon, (electronic resource)
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 Special relativity is the basis of many fields in modern physics: particle physics, quantum field theory, highenergy astrophysics, etc. This theory is presented here by adopting a fourdimensional point of view from the start. An outstanding feature of the book is that it doesn{u2019}t restrict itself to inertial frames but considers accelerated and rotating observers. It is thus possible to treat physical effects such as the Thomas precession or the Sagnac effect in a simple yet precise manner. In the final chapters, more advanced topics like tensorial fields in spacetime, exterior calculus and relativistic hydrodynamics are addressed. In the last, brief chapter the author gives a preview of gravity and shows where it becomes incompatible with Minkowsky spacetime. Well illustrated and enriched by many historical notes, this book also presents many applications of special relativity, ranging from particle physics (accelerators, particle collisions, quarkgluon plasma) to astrophysics (relativistic jets, active galactic nuclei), and including practical applications (Sagnac gyrometers, synchrotron radiation, GPS). In addition, the book provides some mathematical developments, such as the detailed analysis of the Lorentz group and its Lie algebra. The book is suitable for students in the third year of a physics degree or on a masters course, as well as researchers and any reader interested in relativity. Thanks to the geometric approach adopted, this book should also be beneficial for the study of general relativity. 2A modern presentation of special relativity must put forward its essential structures, before illustrating them using concrete applications to specific dynamical problems. Such is the challenge (so successfully met!) of the beautiful book by Éric Gourgoulhon.3 (excerpt from the Foreword by Thibault Damour)
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 eng
 Extent
 XXX, 784 p. 178 illus., 159 illus. in color.
 Contents

 Minkowski Spacetime
 Worldlines and Proper Time
 Observers
 Kinematics 1: Motion with Respect to an Observer
 Kinematics 2: Change of Observer
 Lorentz Group
 Lorentz Group as a Lie Group
 Inertial Observers and Poincaré Group
 Energy and Momentum
 Angular Momentum
 Principle of Least Action
 Accelerated Observers
 Rotating Observers
 Tensors and Alternate Forms
 Fields on Spacetime
 Integration in Spacetime
 Electromagnetic Field
 Maxwell Equations
 EnergyMomentum Tensor
 EnergyMomentum of the Electromagnetic Field
 Relativistic Hydrodynamics
 What about Relativistic Gravitation?
 A Basic Algebra
 B Web Pages
 C Special Relativity Books
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 9783642372766
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 Special Relativity in General Frames : From Particles to Astrophysics
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 Special Relativity in General Frames
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 From Particles to Astrophysics
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 by Éric Gourgoulhon
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 Special relativity is the basis of many fields in modern physics: particle physics, quantum field theory, highenergy astrophysics, etc. This theory is presented here by adopting a fourdimensional point of view from the start. An outstanding feature of the book is that it doesn{u2019}t restrict itself to inertial frames but considers accelerated and rotating observers. It is thus possible to treat physical effects such as the Thomas precession or the Sagnac effect in a simple yet precise manner. In the final chapters, more advanced topics like tensorial fields in spacetime, exterior calculus and relativistic hydrodynamics are addressed. In the last, brief chapter the author gives a preview of gravity and shows where it becomes incompatible with Minkowsky spacetime. Well illustrated and enriched by many historical notes, this book also presents many applications of special relativity, ranging from particle physics (accelerators, particle collisions, quarkgluon plasma) to astrophysics (relativistic jets, active galactic nuclei), and including practical applications (Sagnac gyrometers, synchrotron radiation, GPS). In addition, the book provides some mathematical developments, such as the detailed analysis of the Lorentz group and its Lie algebra. The book is suitable for students in the third year of a physics degree or on a masters course, as well as researchers and any reader interested in relativity. Thanks to the geometric approach adopted, this book should also be beneficial for the study of general relativity. 2A modern presentation of special relativity must put forward its essential structures, before illustrating them using concrete applications to specific dynamical problems. Such is the challenge (so successfully met!) of the beautiful book by Éric Gourgoulhon.3 (excerpt from the Foreword by Thibault Damour)
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 Minkowski Spacetime  Worldlines and Proper Time  Observers  Kinematics 1: Motion with Respect to an Observer  Kinematics 2: Change of Observer  Lorentz Group  Lorentz Group as a Lie Group  Inertial Observers and Poincaré Group  Energy and Momentum  Angular Momentum  Principle of Least Action  Accelerated Observers  Rotating Observers  Tensors and Alternate Forms  Fields on Spacetime  Integration in Spacetime  Electromagnetic Field  Maxwell Equations  EnergyMomentum Tensor  EnergyMomentum of the Electromagnetic Field  Relativistic Hydrodynamics  What about Relativistic Gravitation?  A Basic Algebra  B Web Pages  C Special Relativity Books
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