A Short Course in General Relativity / Edition 3

A Short Course in General Relativity / Edition 3

by James Foster, J. David Nightingale, J. Foster
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387260781

ISBN-13: 9780387260785

Pub. Date: 08/30/2005

Publisher: Springer New York

Suitable for a one-semester course in general relativity for senior undergraduates or beginning graduate students, this text clarifies the mathematical aspects of Einstein's theory of relativity without sacrificing physical understanding.

Overview

Suitable for a one-semester course in general relativity for senior undergraduates or beginning graduate students, this text clarifies the mathematical aspects of Einstein's theory of relativity without sacrificing physical understanding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387260785
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
08/30/2005
Edition description:
3rd ed. 2006
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
919,793
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Vector and tensor fields.- 2 The spacetime of general relativity and paths of particles.- 3 Field equations and curvature.- 4 Physics in the vicinity of a massive object.- 5 Gravitational radiation.- 6 Elements of cosmology
Appendices
A Special relativity review.- B The Chinese connection.- C Tensors and Manifolds.- Solutions.- References.- Index

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