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Relativity in Modern Physics

Nathalie Deruelle and Jean-Philippe Uzan


Newton’s ideas about how to represent space and time, his laws of dynamics, and his theory of gravitation established the conceptual foundation from which modern physics developed. This book offers a modern view of Newtonian theory, emphasizing those aspects needed for understanding quantum and relativistic contemporary physics. In 1905, Albert Einstein proposed a novel representation of space and time, special relativity. The text also presents relativistic dynamics in inertial and accelerated frames, as well as a detailed overview of Maxwell’s theory of electromagnetism, thus providing the b ... More

Keywords: Isaac Newton, theory of gravitation, Newtonian theory, quantum physics, relativistic physics, Albert Einstein, Maxwell, general relativity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198786399
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198786399.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nathalie Deruelle, author
Director of research, CNRS, Laboratory "Astroparticle and Cosmology" (APC) at the University Paris 7.

Jean-Philippe Uzan, author
Director of Research, CNRS, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris

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