An Introduction to the Relativistic Theory of Gravitation / Edition 1

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The geometric interpretation of gravitation is one of the major foundations of modern theoretical physics. This primer introduces classical general relativity with emphasis on the clarity of conceptual structure and on the basic mathematical methods to build up systematically application skills. The wealth of physical phenomena entailed by Einstein's equations is revealed with the help of specific models describing gravitomagnetism, gravitational waves, cosmology, gravitational collapse and black holes. End-of-chapter exercises complete the main text.

This book is based on class-tested notes for courses that have been held by the author over many years at the University of Bern, where Einstein worked at the local patent office and where the foundations of special relativity were laid.

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“This text on the physical theory of gravitation … is primarily aimed at students who wish to proceed with further study in astrophysics and cosmology, and the approach as well as the choice of topics reflects this. … The book would be most useful for postgraduate physics students aiming to work in cosmology or astrophysics, but should also be of interest to anybody with an interest in differential geometry who would like to see it applied in a physical context.” (Robert J. Low, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2010 g)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642097423
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 12/15/2010
  • Series: Lecture Notes in Physics Series , #750
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

Geometrization of Mechanics.- Relativistic Particle Dynamics in Gravitational Fields.- Field Dynamics.- Dynamics of Gravity.- Cosmological Models.- Rotationally Symmetric Models of Stars.- Stationary Black Holes.

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