My question may be strange but it is so necessary.

Although I am not a physicist student my professor demanded me to make a presentation about ( the geometry of spacetime )

What should I write or where should I start what are the main titles?

  • $\begingroup$ Very good and simple book is: Hans Reichenbach, The philosophy of Space and Time. I think it just what the doctor ordered. Just copy/paste. amazon.com/Philosophy-Space-Dover-Books-Physics/dp/0486604438 $\endgroup$ – Albert Mar 17 '17 at 8:24
  • $\begingroup$ Did you try to read some overview articles already? Wikipedia may be a good place to start. Particularly, as they offer a section Further reading for many articles. $\endgroup$ – engineer Mar 17 '17 at 8:46
  • $\begingroup$ Try Einstein's lecture-book The Meaning of Relativity , it has all you need. Starts with Space time in pre-relativity physics ; then it takes you through Special Relativity , then General Relativity; it has 2 nice add-ons On the Cosmologic problem and Relativistic theory of the non-symmetric field $\endgroup$ – Mihai B. Mar 17 '17 at 10:19

If you are a little familiar with the special relativity and the Lorentz transformation I highly recommend "The Feynman Lectures on Physics" volume one, Chapter 17 is about the space-time.

You can read it here

But if you are not, I'd suggest first reading the chapter 15 of the same book. Here. Which gets you familiar with the concept of special relativity, as without having knowledge about it no one can understand the geometry of space-time, and the chapter 16, which helps you understand it more and get ready for the chapter 17. and don't worry, by chapter, Fantastic Mr.Feynman means 15-20 pages of easy-to-understand delightful lecture!

Have fun studying physics!


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