A Most Incomprehensible Thing: Notes Towards a Very Gentle Introduction to the Mathematics of Relativity

A Most Incomprehensible Thing: Notes Towards a Very Gentle Introduction to the Mathematics of Relativity

by Peter Collier

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ISBN-13: 9780957389465
Publisher: Incomprehensible Books
Publication date: 04/01/2017
Pages: 276
Sales rank: 295,009
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Preface; Introduction; 1-Foundation mathematics; 2-Newtonian mechanics; 3-Special relativity; 4-Introducing the manifold; 5-Scalars, vectors, one-forms and tensors; 6-More on curvature; 7-General relativity; 8-The Newtonian limit; 9-The Schwarzschild metric; 10-Schwarzschild black holes; 11-Cosmology; 12-Gravitational waves; Appendix: The Riemann curvature tensor; Bibliography; Acknowledgements

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