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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805387322
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 9/18/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 513
  • Sales rank: 628,502
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Sean Carroll is an assistant professor in the Physics Department, Enrico Fermi Institute, and Center for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago. His research ranges over a number of topics in theoretical physics, focusing on cosmology, field theory, and gravitation. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1993, and spent time as a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Theoretical Physics at MIT and the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been awarded fellowships from the Sloan and Packard foundations, as well as the MIT Graduate Student Council Teaching Award. For more information, see his Web site at http://pancake.uchicago.edu/~carroll

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2004

    Simply the Best Place to Start

    In my graduate studies in physics, I had never taken a course in general relativity or differential geometry. This book is the right place to start. It is very clearly written, has a wealth of diagrams to help wihen the discussion is rather abstract and it is enlightening, entertaining, at times deep and always worth the effort. The material on differential geometry and the appendices are examples of textbook writing at its best. If you have the proper background, go here before attempting Wald's General Relativity or any other more advanced treatise. Joseph R. Dell'Aquila, PhD

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2003

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