General Relativity

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I have had dynamics and elecricty and magnetism, i guess i just need to get a harder more modern book to see the transformation to relativistic theories.

Thanx
 
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woodysooner said:
I have had dynamics and elecricty and magnetism, i guess i just need to get a harder more modern book to see the transformation to relativistic theories.

Thanx
Barut's text in the Dover series does this nicely. Or for a quicky you could do Chapter 3 in Zwiebach's A First Course in String Theory.
 
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pmb_phy said:
The gravitational field produced by light is incredibly small. I haven't put any numbers into that formula but it wouldn't surprise me if it was super-extreme-small.
IIRC, there was a question in PF along these lines, many months ago, and I asked folk to guess how long it would be before an experimental/observational test of the 'gravitational field produced by light' might be undertaken.

Surprisingly (or not), the answer is, within a decade! However, it won't be done on Earth (there is simply no way we can generate a sufficiently UHE gamma photon), but in space. I'll dig up a link to the planned experiment if anyone's interested.
 
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thanx for that self adjoint ill get the book.
 

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