Geroch, Robert
Overview
Works:  17 works in 85 publications in 5 languages and 4,505 library holdings 

Genres:  Popular works Records and correspondence 
Roles:  Author, Author of introduction, Editor 
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Most widely held works by
Robert Geroch
General relativity from A to B by
Robert Geroch(
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27 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
27 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relativity : the special and general theory by
Albert Einstein(
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10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 589 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 spacetime 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
10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 589 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 spacetime 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(
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17 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 510 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
17 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 510 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
Perspectives in computation by
Robert Geroch(
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9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 185 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
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 185 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(
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3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geometrical quantum mechanics : 1974 lecture notes by
Robert Geroch(
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2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Singularities in the spacetime of general relativity: their definition, existence, and local characterization by
Robert Geroch(
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4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quantum field theory : 1971 lecture notes by
Robert Geroch(
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2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Differential geometry : 1972 lecture notes by
Robert Geroch(
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1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Topology : 1978 lecture notes by
Robert Geroch(
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1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 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 nonscientists. 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
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 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 nonscientists. 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
Unsolvable Problems : 1990 lecture notes by
Robert Geroch(
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2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relatividade geral de A a B by
Robert Geroch(
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1 edition published in 1991 in Portuguese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1991 in Portuguese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Infinitedimensional manifolds : 1975 lecture notes : with 65 figures by
Robert Geroch(
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1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
General relativity for A to B by
Robert Geroch(
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1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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(
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1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Physicist Albert Einstein provides a simplified explanation of his theory of relativity, an approach to the measurement and study of space and time
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Physicist Albert Einstein provides a simplified explanation of his theory of relativity, an approach to the measurement and study of space and time
Perspectives in Computation (Chicago lectures in physics) by
Robert Geroch(
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1 edition published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Einstein's theory of relativity : structure and implications by
Robert Geroch(
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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
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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Authors, American Computational complexity Dickey, James Einstein, Albert, Game theory General relativity (Physics) Geometry, Differential Infinitedimensional manifolds Mathematical physics Mathematics Mechanics Miniature books Physics Quantum computers Quantum theory Relativity Relativity (Physics) Science Singularities (Mathematics) Space and time Special relativity (Physics) Topology United States
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Geroch, Robert P.
Robert Geroch Amerikaans natuurkundige
Robert Geroch amerikansk fysikar
Robert Geroch amerikansk fysiker
Robert Geroch físico estadounidense
Robert Geroch physicien américain
Robert Geroch USamerikanischer theoretischer Physiker
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