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by Peter G. Bergmann

ISBN: 0684153785
ISBN13: 978-0684153780
Language: English
Publisher: Scribner's Sons; 1St Edition edition (January 1, 1987)
Category: Physics
Subategory: Math Science

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Peter Bergmann's Riddle Of Gravitation predates other excellent semi-technical tomes: 1970, Synge: Talking About Relativity, 1977, Wald: Space, Time And Gravity, 1978, Geroch: General Relativity From A To B, 1988, Ellis.

Peter Bergmann's Riddle Of Gravitation predates other excellent semi-technical tomes: 1970, Synge: Talking About Relativity, 1977, Wald: Space, Time And Gravity, 1978, Geroch: General Relativity From A To B, 1988, Ellis: Flat And Curved Space-Times, All are highly recommended for explication of many a facet of gravitation. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

Thought-provoking nonmathematical introduction to the conceptual foundations of both Newton’s and Einstein’s theories of gravitation. Special relativity theory, general relativity theory, other topics.

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The author indicates that the book is written for "the layman. I think he's a bit removed from the background of the average person. Although he has skillfully removed the math from some very complicated subjects, the topics are just too complicated to simplify for Joe Average. That having been said, it he offers explanations that I wish I had heard when I was an undergraduate. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.

In this thought-provoking book, written for the layman, a noted physicist offers a fresh, nonmathematical introduction to the conceptual foundations of both Newton's and Einstein's theories of gravitation. Since Einstein's general relativity theory, which deals with gravitation, requires some acquaintance with the ideas of the special theory of relativity (not in itself concerned with gravitation), the first part of the book is devoted primarily to the special theory.

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The result is a fascinating excursion into the rarefied world of theoretical physics, yet one that is well within the grasp of the nonphysicist. Indeed, any intelligent layman, curious about relativity theory and its relation to current astronomical knowledge, will welcome this eloquent and cogent presentation of the subject. The Riddle of Gravitation.

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In this thought-provoking book, written for the layman, a noted physicist offers a fresh, nonmathematical introduction to the conceptual foundations of both Newton's and Einstein's theories of gravitation.

by Peter Gabriel Bergmann.

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This is a somewhat technical book, not a light read.

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First, the review by Wolfgang Rindler in the American Journal of Physics (1969, Vol.37, No.234, P.234):
" All will be rewarded, the reading is fast, stimulating and entertaining...and, experts will read it, partly out of
personal curiosity and partly in search of pedagogical innovations."
This, a nontechnical survey of Gravitation--that is, General Relativity--is as fresh today as when first published, 1968.
Peter Bergmann, colleague of Albert Einstein (from 1936 to 1941) has a flair for making the abstract more concrete.
Aptly enough, his survey begins with historical antecedents. That is, from Newton to Maxwell on the way to Special Relativity. Obviously, an excursion well worth the effort:
(1) Bergmann enunciates, with clarity, concepts such as position, velocity, acceleration--that is, kinematics.
We read: " The universality of the speed of light in vacuum imposes on the relationship between any two events a characteristic that must be independent of the inertial frame of reference in which the time interval between them, and the distance between them,are measured." Also, "Minkowski's approach is useful because it suggests the need to search for concepts that are natural in four-dimensional space-time and independent of any decomposition into separate space and time." (Page 47).
(2) " Relativity was born of Electromagnetic Theory," that begins the excellent chapter six: elucidation of mass, energy, momentum--that is, dynamics. Following which, Curvature. Then, General Relativity--of course ! We reading:
"Einstein came to recognize that the concept of the infinitely extensible inertial frame of reference might have to be abandoned in favor of the local freely-falling frame of reference; only by taking this step would the principle of equivalence be made part of the foundations of Physics." (Page 88).
(3) Covariance, Curved Space-Time (notice the hyphen !), Schwarzschild, Event Horizons, Collapse and Radiation:
these given due consideration, one after the other. "Gravitational Waves are Polarized." Bergmann subsequently discusses a simple means of estimating power and energy loss in such waves. Cosmology is given qualitative consideration, followed by a thoughtful segue to the quantum entitled: What is an Observable?...." such mathematical expressions will then play the role of observables in the theory of gravitation."
(4) The Appendices are pearls: Kepler's Laws, Derivation of Inverse-Square, Lorentz Transformation derived,
Schwarzschild Radius and Gravitational Radiation touched upon-- in elementary terms.
Nothing in the appendices need be beyond reach given preparation in elementary algebra.
A Glossary of terminology concludes the book. This is an excellent semi-popular book, it can well-serve as preliminary
to Bergmann's (advanced) 1946 textbook of Relativity.
Peter Bergmann's Riddle Of Gravitation predates other excellent semi-technical tomes:
1970, Synge: Talking About Relativity,
1977, Wald: Space, Time And Gravity,
1978, Geroch: General Relativity From A To B,
1988, Ellis: Flat And Curved Space-Times,
All are highly recommended for explication of many a facet of gravitation.

Talrajas
Although the opening chapters are strong the later discussions of the applications and consequences of GR are not enlightening or explanatory

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