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Published: 06 April 2006

448 Pages | 126 line drawings


ISBN: 9780198567318

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Special, General, and Cosmological

Second Edition

Wolfgang Rindler

  • Solutions manual available on request from the OUP website
  • A thinking person's introduction to relativity.
  • Up-to-date, second edition of well established textbook.
  • Offers high density of physical insight, even for those who know the subject.
  • Great care with concepts, logic, motivation.
  • Addresses all of the apparent paradoxes.
  • Includes full and pleasant introduction from scratch to all the necessary mathematics.
  • An easy style. A fun read. Over 300 exercises.

New to this Edition:

  • In this second edition the last three chapters on cosmology, in particular, have been completely revised and updated. In addition, teaching from the book has led to the improvement of some of the arguments and exercises. A few new exercises have been added.