Einstein in Matrix Form
This book is an introduction to the theories of Special and General Relativity. The target audience are physicists, engineers and applied scientists who are looking for an understandable introduction to the topic - without too much new mathematics. The fundamental equations of Einstein's theory of Special and General Relativity are derived using matrix calculus, without the help of tensors. This feature makes the book special and a valuable tool for scientists and engineers with no experience in the field of tensor calculus. In part I the foundations of Special Relativity are developed, part II describes the structure and principle of General Relativity. Part III explains the Schwarzschild solution of spherical body gravity and examines the "Black Hole" phenomenon. Any necessary mathematical tools are user friendly provided, either directly in the text or in the appendices.
Derives the fundamental equations of Einstein's theory of special and general relativity using matrix calculus, without the help of tensors Provides necessary mathematical tools in a user-friendly way, either directly in the text or in the appendices Appendices contain an introduction to classical dynamics as a refresher of known fundamental physics Rehearses vector and matrix calculus, differential geometry, and some special solutions of general relativity in the appendices