Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity / Edition 1

Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity / Edition 1

by Sean Carroll
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805387323

ISBN-13: 9780805387322

Pub. Date: 09/18/2003

Publisher: Pearson

Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity provides a lucid and thoroughly modern introduction to general relativity. With an accessible and lively writing style, it introduces modern techniques to what can often be a formal and intimidating subject. Readers are led from the physics of flat spacetime (special relativity), through the

Overview

Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity provides a lucid and thoroughly modern introduction to general relativity. With an accessible and lively writing style, it introduces modern techniques to what can often be a formal and intimidating subject. Readers are led from the physics of flat spacetime (special relativity), through the intricacies of differential geometry and Einstein's equations, and on to exciting applications such as black holes, gravitational radiation, and cosmology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805387322
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
09/18/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
513
Sales rank:
471,901
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

Related Subjects

Table of Contents

1. Special Relativity and Flat Spacetime.

2. Manifolds.

3. Curvature.

4. Gravitation.

5. The Schwarzchild Solution.

6. More General Black Holes.

7. Perturbation Theory and Gravitational Radiation.

8. Cosmology.

9. Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime.

10. Appendicies.

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