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General Relativity 3: Astrophysics with Tensor Calculus
     

General Relativity 3: Astrophysics with Tensor Calculus

by Robert Piccioni
 
This book, and its sequel, General Relativity 4: Astrophysics & Cosmology, present the clearest, most comprehensible, and most complete introduction to the tensor calculus of differential topology, which Einstein used to explain the cosmos. Derivations that are difficult to find elsewhere, are all collected here and explained in detail.

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Overview

This book, and its sequel, General Relativity 4: Astrophysics & Cosmology, present the clearest, most comprehensible, and most complete introduction to the tensor calculus of differential topology, which Einstein used to explain the cosmos. Derivations that are difficult to find elsewhere, are all collected here and explained in detail.

This book presents all the principle tensors of General Relativity, and explains how these are computed and utilized.

We apply our new expertise to:
- the derivation of the Schwarzchild metric
- the bending of starlight
- stable and unstable orbits around black holes
- the mass-energy tensor
- the precession of Mercury and binary pulsars.

Those who love mathematical challenges need look no further. Others can bypass the appendices, which contain the most advanced material.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148741893
Publisher:
Real Science Publishing
Publication date:
08/20/2013
Series:
Everyone's Guide Series , #24
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
654,815
File size:
476 KB

Meet the Author

Dr. Piccioni has a B.S. in Physics from Caltech, a Ph.D. in High Energy Physics from Stanford University, was a faculty member at Harvard University and did research at the Stanford Linear Accelerator in Palo Alto, Calif.

He has studied with and done research with numerous Nobel Laureates. At Caltech, one of his professors was Richard Feynman, one of the most famous physicists of the 20th century, and a good family friend.

Dr. Piccioni has introduced cutting-edge science to numerous non-scientific audiences, including school children and civic groups. He was guest lecturer on a National Geographic/Lindblad cruise. He has given invited talks at Harvard, Caltech, UCLA, and Stanford University.

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