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

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

by Eric Poisson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521830915

ISBN-13: 9780521830911

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

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 elegant, successful, and relevant applications of general relativity." Although the book is…  See more details below

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"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 elegant, successful, and relevant applications of general relativity." Although the book is self-contained, it is not meant to serve as an introduction to general relativity. Instead, it is meant to help the reader acquire advanced skills and become a competent researcher in relativity and gravitational physics. The primary readership consists of graduate students in gravitational physics. The book will also be a useful reference to more seasoned researchers working in this field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521830911
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Notation and conventions
1Fundamentals1
2Geodesic congruences28
3Hypersurfaces59
4Langrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of general relativity118
5Black holes163
References224
Index229

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