General relativity : the theoretical minimum
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New York, NY : Basic Books, 2023.
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First edition.
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9781541601772, 1541601777
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Published
New York, NY : Basic Books, 2023.
Edition
First edition.
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xiv, 373 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9781541601772, 1541601777
UPC
40031606662

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"What you need to know to start doing physics" -- Cover.
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Includes index.
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Endeavors to explain Einstein's general theory of relativity, beginning with the equivalence principle and covering the necessary mathematics of Riemannian spaces and tensor calculus, offering readers a deeper understanding of the universe's real structure.
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"Since 2013, the New York Times-bestselling Theoretical Minimum series has been the go-to guide to physics for anyone who seeks to get past popularization but doesn't know where to start. Stanford physicist Leonard Susskind has introduced readers to classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, and special relativity. Now, he returns with new collaborator André Cabannes to teach readers about one of the most famous and fascinating topics in all of physics: Einstein's theory of general relativity. With wit and clarity, Susskind and Cabannes walk us through Einstein's ideas, which refine Newton's law of universal gravitation to explain gravity as a property of space and time. They address topics like the equivalence principle, tensor mathematics, gravitational fields, and black holes. Written with the series' signature blend of real math, entertaining sketches, and humor, General Relativity provides vivid explanations that, to borrow a phrase from Einstein himself, are as simple as possible (but no simpler). As with the other books in the series, this volume runs parallel to Susskind's eponymous Stanford University-hosted continuing education course. An approachable yet rigorous introduction to one of the most important topics in physics, General Relativity provides a toolkit for amateur scientists to learn physics at their own pace. This is a must-read for both devotees of the series and for any armchair physicist who wants a deeper knowledge of physics' real structure"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Susskind, L., & Cabannes, A. F. (2023). General relativity: the theoretical minimum (First edition.). Basic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Susskind, Leonard and André François, Cabannes. 2023. General Relativity: The Theoretical Minimum. Basic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Susskind, Leonard and André François, Cabannes. General Relativity: The Theoretical Minimum Basic Books, 2023.

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Susskind, Leonard,, and André François Cabannes. General Relativity: The Theoretical Minimum First edition., Basic Books, 2023.

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