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General Relativity: A Concise Introduction

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Einstein's general theory of relativity -- currently our best theory of gravity -- is important not only to specialists, but to a much wider group of physicists. This short textbook on general relativity and gravitation offers students glimpses of the vast landscape of science connected to general relativity. It incorporates some of the latest research in the field. The book is aimed at readers with a broad range of interests in physics, from cosmology, to gravitational radiation, to high energy physics, to condensed matter theory. The pedagogical approach is "physics first": readers move very quickly to the calculation of observational predictions, and only return to the mathematical foundations after the physics is established. In addition to the "standard" topics covered by most introductory textbooks, it contains short introductions to more advanced topics: for instance, why field equations are second order, how to treat gravitational energy, and what is required for a Hamiltonian formulation of general relativity. A concluding chapter discusses directions for further study, from mathematical relativity, to experimental tests, to quantum gravity.

This is an introductory text, but it has also been written as a jumping-off point for readers who plan to study more specialized topics.
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Functional Programming: A PragPub Anthology: Exploring Clojure, Elixir, Haskell, Scala, and Swift
Functional Programming: A PragPub Anthology: Exploring Clojure, Elixir, Haskell, Scala, and Swift

Explore functional programming and discover new ways of thinking about code. You know you need to master functional programming, but learning one functional language is only the start. In this book, through articles drawn from PragPub magazine and articles written specifically for this book, you'll explore functional...

The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data (Pelican Books)
The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data (Pelican Books)

Statistics has played a leading role in our scientific understanding of the world for centuries, yet we are all familiar with the way statistical claims can be sensationalised, particularly in the media. In the age of big data, as data science becomes established as a discipline, a basic grasp of statistical literacy is more...

On the Brink of Paradox: Highlights from the Intersection of Philosophy and Mathematics (The MIT Press)
On the Brink of Paradox: Highlights from the Intersection of Philosophy and Mathematics (The MIT Press)
An introduction to awe-inspiring ideas at the brink of paradox: infinities of different sizes, time travel, probability and measure theory, and computability theory.


This award-winning book introduces the reader to awe-inspiring issues at the intersection of philosophy and mathematics. It explores ideas at the
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Artificial Intelligence: How it Changes the Future
Artificial Intelligence: How it Changes the Future
Artificial Intelligence lives among us. They are in smartphones; they help people find information; they also learn the behaviors of their owners and produce relevant contents to enhance their user’s experience and encourage them to continue using the device. Some people are actually right to be concerned when AI is deeply entrenched like...
Fostering Critical Thinking Through Collaborative Group Work: Insights from Hong Kong
Fostering Critical Thinking Through Collaborative Group Work: Insights from Hong Kong
This book reports on studies contextualised within the curriculum development of General Studies in primary education and Liberal Studies in secondary education in Hong Kong. Both areas call for a learning environment that is conducive to the use of collaborative group work to foster critical thinking. By employing a mixed-methods approach and...
Inside the Yield Book: The Classic That Created the Science of Bond Analysis
Inside the Yield Book: The Classic That Created the Science of Bond Analysis

A completely updated edition of the guide to modern bond analysis

First published in 1972, Inside the Yield Book revolutionized the fixed-income industry and forever altered the way investors looked at bonds. Over forty years later, it remains a standard primer and reference among market professionals....

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