A Relativist's Toolkit: The Mathematics of Black-Hole Mechanics

A Relativist's Toolkit: The Mathematics of Black-Hole Mechanics

by Eric Poisson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521537800

ISBN-13: 9780521537803

Pub. Date: 08/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This textbook fills a gap in the existing literature on general relativity by providing the advanced student with practical tools for the computation of many physically interesting quantities. The context is provided by the mathematical theory of black holes, one of the most successful and relevant applications of general relativity. Topics covered include

Overview

This textbook fills a gap in the existing literature on general relativity by providing the advanced student with practical tools for the computation of many physically interesting quantities. The context is provided by the mathematical theory of black holes, one of the most successful and relevant applications of general relativity. Topics covered include congruences of timelike and null geodesics, the embedding of spacelike, timelike and null hypersurfaces in spacetime, and the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of general relativity.

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ISBN-13:
9780521537803
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Notation and conventions; 1. Fundamentals; 2. Geodesic congruences; 3. Hypersurfaces; 4. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulation of general relativity; 5. Black holes; References; Index.

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