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Gravitational Solitons
     

Gravitational Solitons

by P. V. Landshoff, E. Verdaguer, V. Belinski
 

ISBN-10: 0521018064

ISBN-13: 9780521018067

Pub. Date: 07/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Here is a self-contained exposition of the theory of gravitational solitons and provides a comprehensive review of exact soliton solutions to Einstein's equations. The text begins with a detailed discussion of the extension of the Inverse Scattering Method to the theory of gravitation, starting with pure gravity and then extending it to the coupling of gravity with

Overview

Here is a self-contained exposition of the theory of gravitational solitons and provides a comprehensive review of exact soliton solutions to Einstein's equations. The text begins with a detailed discussion of the extension of the Inverse Scattering Method to the theory of gravitation, starting with pure gravity and then extending it to the coupling of gravity with the electromagnetic field. There follows a systematic review of the gravitational soliton solutions based on their symmetries. These solutions include some of the most interesting in gravitational physics such as those describing inhomogeneous cosmological models, cylindrical waves, the collision of exact gravity waves, and the Schwarzschild and Kerr black holes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521018067
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2005
Series:
Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Inverse scattering technique in gravity; 2. General properties of gravitational solitons; 3. Einstein-Maxwell fields; 4. Cosmology: diagonal metrics from Kasner; 5. Cosmology: nondiagonal metrics and perturbed FLRW; 6. Cylindrical symmetry; 7. Plane waves and colliding plane waves; 8. Axial symmetry; Bibliography; Index.

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