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Geroch, Robert

Overview
Works: 17 works in 82 publications in 5 languages and 4,473 library holdings
Genres: Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: QC6, 530.11
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Most widely held works by Robert Geroch
General relativity from A to B by Robert Geroch( Book )

25 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relativity : the special and the general theory by Albert Einstein( Book )

9 editions published between 1961 and 2006 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Geroch builds on Einstein's work with commentary that addresses the ideas at the heart of the theory, bringing a modern understanding of relativity to the text. He elucidates how special relativity is a reconciliation of the contradictions between the nature of light and the principle of relativity; he expands on Einstein's treatment of the geometry of space-time and the fundamental notion of an "event"; he explains in detail, but without technical language, the equivalence of inertial and gravitational mass, a cornerstone of general relativity
Mathematical physics by Robert Geroch( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical Physics is an introduction to such basic mathematical structures as groups, vector spaces, topological spaces, measure spaces, and Hilbert space. Geroch uses category theory to emphasize both the interrelationships among different structures and the unity of mathematics. Perhaps the most valuable feature of the book is the illuminating intuitive discussion of the "whys" of proofs and of axioms and definitions. This book, based on Geroch's University of Chicago course, will be especially helpful to those working in theoretical physics, including such areas as relativity, particle physics, and astrophysics
Perspectives in computation by Robert Geroch( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives in Computation covers three broad topics: the computation process & its limitations; the search for computational efficiency; & the role of quantum mechanics in computation
General relativity : 1972 lecture notes by Robert Geroch( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geometrical quantum mechanics : 1974 lecture notes by Robert Geroch( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Singularities in the spacetime of general relativity: their definition, existence, and local characterization by Robert Geroch( )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum field theory : 1971 lecture notes by Robert Geroch( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unsolvable Problems : 1990 lecture notes by Robert Geroch( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relatividade geral de A a B by Robert Geroch( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in Portuguese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topology : 1978 lecture notes by Robert Geroch( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is about the branch of mathematics called topology. But its larger purpose is to illustrate how mathematics works: The interplay between intuition on the one hand and a pure mathematical formulation on the other. Thus, we develop the axioms for a topological space, formulate definitions within the context of those axioms and actually prove theorems from the axioms. But underlying all this is our intuition about topology. It is this intuition that guides and gives "meaning" to the definitions we make and to the theorems we prove. No prior knowledge of mathematics is assumed. In fact, these were originally the notes for a course for freshman non-scientists. This book, including over 100 figures and problem sets with solutions, should be of interest to those who would like to understand what mathematics is all about, as well as those who would like to learn about the this important branch of mathematics." -- Back cover
Differential geometry : 1972 lecture notes by Robert Geroch( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infinite-dimensional manifolds : 1975 lecture notes : with 65 figures by Robert Geroch( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives in Computation (Chicago lectures in physics) by Robert Geroch( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

General relativity for A to B by Robert Geroch( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Relativity : the special and the general theory by Albert Einstein( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Geroch builds on Einstein's work with commentary that addresses the ideas at the heart of the theory, bringing a modern understanding of relativity to the text. He elucidates how special relativity is a reconciliation of the contradictions between the nature of light and the principle of relativity; he expands on Einstein's treatment of the geometry of space-time and the fundamental notion of an "event"; he explains in detail, but without technical language, the equivalence of inertial and gravitational mass, a cornerstone of general relativity
Einstein's theory of relativity : structure and implications by Robert Geroch( Visual )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geroch discusses the general theory of relativity, its formation and some of its implications in physical research
 
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Relativity : the special and the general theory
Alternative Names
Geroch, Robert P.

Robert Geroch Amerikaans natuurkundige

Robert Geroch amerikansk fysikar

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Robert Geroch US-amerikanischer theoretischer Physiker

Роберт Герох

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