Summary and Info
Authored by Oersted Medal winner Edwin Taylor and foremost relativist John Archibald Wheeler, this unique book offers a concise, directed examination of general relativity and black holes. Its goal is to provide tools that motivate students to become active participants in carrying out their own investigations about curved spacetime near Earth and black holes. To that end, the book uses calculus and algebra, rather than tensors, to make general relativity accessible to second- and third-year students. Five chapters introduce basic theory and seven projects guide readers in the analysis of major applications.