Global Aspects in Gravitation and Cosmology

Global Aspects in Gravitation and Cosmology

by Pankaj S. Joshi
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0198500793

ISBN-13: 9780198500797

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book describes global aspects in gravitation theory and cosmology within the framework of Einstein's theory of gravity. Topics include results on the structure and topology of space-time, exact solutions to Einstein equations and singularities, the status of quantum gravity, and quantum effects near space-time singularities in strong curvature fields. The

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This book describes global aspects in gravitation theory and cosmology within the framework of Einstein's theory of gravity. Topics include results on the structure and topology of space-time, exact solutions to Einstein equations and singularities, the status of quantum gravity, and quantum effects near space-time singularities in strong curvature fields. The author also discusses the nature and structure of space-time singularities, the cosmic censorship problem in black hole physics, and the issue of quantum effects in strong gravity fields. Students and mathematicians, astrophysicists, and physicists will find this theoretically rich book a landmark in relativity theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198500797
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
International Series of Monographs on Physics Series, #87
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.19(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Global themes in gravity
2. The manifold model for space-time
3. Solutions to the Einstein equations
4. Causality and space-time topology
5. Singularities in general relativity
6. Gravitational collapse and cosmic censorship
7. General constraints on naked singularity formation
8. Global upper limits in cosmology
9. Quantum effects near the space-time singularity
References
Index

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