The Geometry of Spacetime: An Introduction to Special and General Relativity. Front Cover · James J. Callahan. Springer Science & Business Media, Hello, I was wondering if anyone knows about the the book “The Geometry of Spacetime: An Introduction to Special and General Relativity” by. The Geometry of Spacetime has 8 ratings and 1 review. The Geometry of Spacetime: An Introduction to Special and General Relativity James J. Callahan.

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Understanding Analysis Stephen Abbott. The second part InAlbert Einstein offered a revolutionary theory–special relativity–to explain some of callaan most troubling problems in current physics concerning electromagnetism and motion. This gives several interesting applications that students often don’t see early in their mathematical career.

I’ve only read the first third in detail, but so far this book is frankly disappointing. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Yin YU marked it as to-read May 10, Steve Schlutow rated it really liked it Mar 11, This book is great for teaching the math behind GR using excellent examples from Math and Physics problems for another great problem solver see also Schaum’s Outline of Tensor Calculus, but this has less Physics.


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The Geometry of Spacetime: An Introduction to Special and General Relativity

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. These ideas are the subject of the first part of the book. To read it, one needs only a geomdtry course in linear algebra and multivariable calculus and familiarity with the physical applications of calculus. Protosarus added it Dec 21, Draft saved Draft deleted. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x I actually enjoyed the book and read it more than Carroll or Hartle’s book on general relativity.

Complex Analysis Joseph Bak. I would like to learn GR in a “coordinate-free” fashion, but Callahan does not take that approach and gives his reasons clearly in the introduction.

Callahan No preview geoemtry – Aaron marked it as to-read Feb 01, James Tauber added it Sep 03, Return to Book Page. Frankie added it May 04, Martin Cohen marked it as to-read Apr 27, Actually the majority of physics books are not accurate in deductions, but this one is one of the clearest and most accurate books on Special and General Relativity.


I do think Callahan’s treatment is a bit different from the more standard treatments by Carroll or Hartle, and if I were to prepare for a general relativity course at a university, I would probably play it safe and use Caroll or Hartle. Naive Lie Theory John Stillwell. Hunter rated it really liked it Dec 17, InProfessor Callahan received the Lester R.

This book gets at the essential core ideas of the topic and expresses them in as clear and accessible a manner as anyone could given the inherent difficulty of gfometry subject matter. Want to Read saving…. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

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