Einstein's Field Equations and Their Physical Implications: Selected Essays in Honour of Jürgen Ehlers / Edition 1

Einstein's Field Equations and Their Physical Implications: Selected Essays in Honour of Jürgen Ehlers / Edition 1

by Bernd G. Schmidt
     
 

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ISBN-10: 3642086373

ISBN-13: 9783642086373

Pub. Date: 12/06/2010

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

This book serves two purposes. The authors present important aspects of modern research on the mathematical structure of Einstein's field equations and they show how to extract their physical content from them by mathematically exact methods. The essays are devoted to exact solutions and to the Cauchy problem of the field equations as well as to post-Newtonian

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This book serves two purposes. The authors present important aspects of modern research on the mathematical structure of Einstein's field equations and they show how to extract their physical content from them by mathematically exact methods. The essays are devoted to exact solutions and to the Cauchy problem of the field equations as well as to post-Newtonian approximations that have direct physical implications. Further topics concern quantum gravity and optics in gravitational fields.
The book addresses researchers in relativity and differential geometry but can also be used as additional reading material for graduate students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642086373
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
12/06/2010
Series:
Lecture Notes in Physics Series, #540
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2000
Pages:
433
Product dimensions:
0.91(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

Table of Contents

Selected Solutions of Einstein’s Field Equations: Their Role in General Relativity and Astrophysics.- The Cauchy Problem for the Einstein Equations.- Post-Newtonian Gravitational Radiation.- Duality and Hidden Symmetries in Gravitational Theories.- Time-Independent Gravitational Fields.- Gravitational Lensing from a Geometric Viewpoint.

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