A Short Course in General Relativity / Edition 2

A Short Course in General Relativity / Edition 2

by James Foster
     
 

This is an excellent introduction to general relativity. The authors' unique approach clarifies the mathematical aspects without sacrificing physical understanding. Many examples and problems help guide readers through the theory. The book concludes with brief introductory chapters on gravitational radiation and cosmology, and includes an appendix that reviews the… See more details below

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This is an excellent introduction to general relativity. The authors' unique approach clarifies the mathematical aspects without sacrificing physical understanding. Many examples and problems help guide readers through the theory. The book concludes with brief introductory chapters on gravitational radiation and cosmology, and includes an appendix that reviews the special theory of relativity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387942957
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.47(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
1Vector and tensor fields7
2The spacetime of general relativity and paths of particles55
3Field equations and curvature99
4Physics in the vicinity of a massive object124
5Gravitational radiation161
6Elements of cosmology176
A Special relativity review190
B The Chinese connection213
References221
Index225

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