Relativity, Space-Time and Cosmology
by Jose Wudka
Publisher: UC Riverside 2002
Number of pages: 178
These notes cover the development of the current scientific concepts of space and time through history, emphasizing the newest developments and ideas. The presentation will be non-mathematical: the concepts will be introduced and explained, but no real calculations will be performed.
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