Item description for The Geometry of Time (Physics Textbook) by Dierck-Ekkehard Liebscher...
A description of the geometry of space-time with all the questions and issues explained without the need for formulas. As such, the author shows that this is indeed geometry, with actual constructions familiar from Euclidean geometry, and which allow exact demonstrations and proofs. The formal mathematics behind these constructions is provided in the appendices. The result is thus not a textbook introducing readers to the theory of special relativity so they may calculate formally, but rather aims to show the connection with synthetic geometry. It presents the relation to projective geometry and uses this to illustrate the starting points of general relativity. Written at an introductory level for undergraduates, this novel presentation will also benefit teaching staff.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date May 6, 2005
ISBN 3527405674 ISBN13 9783527405671
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More About Dierck-Ekkehard Liebscher
Dierck-Eckehard Liebscher studied physics at the Humboldt University, Berlin, and received two PhDs in 1966 and 1973, both on topics of general relativity. From 1967 to 1991, he worked at the Central Institute for Astrophysics of the former GDR. In 1992, he accepted a post as senior scientist at the Astrophysical Institute, Potsdam, where he still works. Professor Liebscher is the author of several books and numerous papers.
Dierck-Ekkehard Liebscher has an academic affiliation as follows - Astrophysical Institute Potsdam, Germany.