General Relativity

The Theoretical Minimum

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By Leonard Susskind

By André Cabannes

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The latest volume in the New York Times–bestselling physics series explains Einstein’s masterpiece: the general theory of relativity 

He taught us classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, and special relativity. Now, physicist Leonard Susskind, assisted by a new collaborator, André Cabannes, returns to tackle Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Starting from the equivalence principle and covering the necessary mathematics of Riemannian spaces and tensor calculus, Susskind and Cabannes explain the link between gravity and geometry. They delve into black holes, establish Einstein field equations, and solve them to describe gravity waves. The authors provide vivid explanations that, to borrow a phrase from Einstein himself, are as simple as possible (but no simpler). 

An approachable yet rigorous introduction to one of the most important topics in physics, General Relativity is a must-read for anyone who wants a deeper knowledge of the universe’s real structure.  

On Sale
Jan 10, 2023
Page Count
400 pages
Publisher
Basic Books
ISBN-13
9781541601772

Leonard Susskind

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Leonard Susskind is the Felix Bloch Professor in Theoretical Physics at Stanford University. He is the author of Quantum Mechanics (with Art Friedman) and The Theoretical Minimum (with George Hrabovsky), among other books. He lives in Palo Alto, California.

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André Cabannes

About the Author

André Cabannes holds a PhD in statistics from Stanford University. He was a lecturer in mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before turning to management consultancy and entrepreneurship, where among other things he was the translator of the Theoretical Minimum series into French. He lives in France.

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