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Classical General Relativity

Classical General Relativity

Proceedings of the Conference on Classical (Non-Quantum) General Relativity, City University, London, 21-22 December 1983

  • Author: W. B. Bonnor,Jamal Nazrul Islam
  • Publisher: CUP Archive
  • ISBN: 9780521267472
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 269
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This volume is made up of papers presented at the Conference on Classical General Relativity held at the City University, London, in December 1983. New tests, arising from space experimentation, pulsars and black holes have revitalised the study of Einstein's theory of gravitation (classical general relativity). Nineteen contributors survey recent progress and identify future avenues of research.

Classical general relativity

Classical general relativity

  • Author: Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 112
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Because of the vicissitudes of history, the general theory of relativity has never been consistently explored to ascertain whether, in its realm of exact validity, it predicts phenomena which have no counterparts in the Newtonian limit, that is in the limit in which the velocity of light may be considered infinite. Thus, while recent interest in physics has concentrated on such 'frontier areas' as quantum gravity and cosmology, there has also been a quiet but steady progress in the classical domain. The five papers collected in this volume, and presented under the editorship of the famed Nobel Laureate S. Chandrasekhar, illustrate the nature of these advances. Each of them represents developments in areas both of physics and mathematics which disclose unanticipated findings that illustrate the special character of work in these areas. Astrophysicists and mathematical relativists will welcome this unique look at ongoing research.

Directions in General Relativity: Volume 1

Directions in General Relativity: Volume 1

Proceedings of the 1993 International Symposium, Maryland: Papers in Honor of Charles Misner

  • Author: B. L. Hu,Charles W. Misner,M. P. Ryan, Jr,C. V. Vishveshwara
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521021395
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 448
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Proceedings of the International Symposium on General Relativity, University of Maryland, March 1993.

Classical Fields

Classical Fields

General Relativity and Gauge Theory

  • Author: Moshe Carmeli
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9813105909
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 668
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This invaluable book presents gravitation and gauge fields as interrelated topics with a common physical and mathematical foundation, such as gauge theory of gravitation and other fields, giving emphasis to the physicist's point of view. About half of the material is devoted to Einstein's general relativity theory, and the rest to gauge fields that naturally blend well with gravitation, including spinor formulation, classification of SU(2) gauge fields and null-tetrad formulation of the Yang-Mills field in the presence of gravitation. The text includes a useful introduction to the physical foundation of the theory of gravitation. It also provides the mathematical theory of the geometry of curved space-times needed to describe Einstein's general relativity theory.

General Relativity

General Relativity

  • Author: Robert M. Wald
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226870373
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 506
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"Wald's book is clearly the first textbook on general relativity with a totally modern point of view; and it succeeds very well where others are only partially successful. The book includes full discussions of many problems of current interest which are not treated in any extant book, and all these matters are considered with perception and understanding."—S. Chandrasekhar "A tour de force: lucid, straightforward, mathematically rigorous, exacting in the analysis of the theory in its physical aspect."—L. P. Hughston, Times Higher Education Supplement "Truly excellent. . . . A sophisticated text of manageable size that will probably be read by every student of relativity, astrophysics, and field theory for years to come."—James W. York, Physics Today

Recent Advances in General Relativity

Recent Advances in General Relativity

  • Author: Allen I. Janis,John R. Porter
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780817635411
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 266
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Papers from the Discussion Conference on Recent Advances in General Relativity, held at the U. of Pittsburgh, May 1990, survey the interacting fields of classical general relativity, astrophysics, and quantum gravity. Some of the remarks made following the invited papers are also included. The conference also included three workshops on classical g

General Relativity: An introductory survey

General Relativity: An introductory survey

  • Author: W. Israel,Stephen W. Hawking
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521137997
  • Category: Black holes (Astronomy)
  • Page: 919
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General Relativity and Gravitation

General Relativity and Gravitation

Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation, 1986

  • Author: M. A. H. MacCallum
  • Publisher: CUP Archive
  • ISBN: 9780521332965
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 407
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Principles of Quantum General Relativity

Principles of Quantum General Relativity

  • Author: Eduard Prugove?ki
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9789810221386
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 351
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This monograph explains and analyzes the principles of a quantum-geometric framework for the unification of general relativity and quantum theory. By taking advantage of recent advances in areas like fibre and superfibre bundle theory, Krein spaces, gauge fields and groups, coherent states, etc., these principles can be consistently incorporated into a framework that can justifiably be said to provide the foundations for a quantum extrapolation of general relativity. This volume aims to present this approach in a way which places as much emphasis on fundamental physical ideas as on their precise mathematical implementation. References are also made to the ideas of Einstein, Bohr, Born, Dirac, Heisenberg and others, in order to set the work presented here in an appropriate historical context.

Symmetries And Curvature Structure In General Relativity

Symmetries And Curvature Structure In General Relativity

  • Author: Hall Graham S
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9814505315
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 440
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This is a text on classical general relativity from a geometrical viewpoint. Introductory chapters are provided on algebra, topology and manifold theory, together with a chapter on the basic ideas of space-time manifolds and Einstein's theory. There is a detailed account of algebraic structures and tensor classification in general relativity and also of the relationships between the metric, connection and curvature structures on space-times. The latter includes chapters on holonomy and sectional curvature. An extensive study is presented of symmetries in general relativity, including isometries, homotheties, conformal symmetries and affine, projective and curvature collineations. Several general properties of such symmetries are studied and a preparatory section on transformation groups and on the properties of Lie algebras of vector fields on manifolds is provided.

100 Years of Relativity

100 Years of Relativity

Space-time Structure : Einstein and Beyond

  • Author: Abhay Ashtekar
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9812563946
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 510
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Divided into three parts, this volume focuses on a summary of how relativity theories were born. It also discusses the ramifications of general relativity, such as black holes, space-time singularities, gravitational waves, the large scale structure of the cosmos, and more. It includes summaries of radical changes in the notions of space and time.

General Relativity, Cosmology and Astrophysics

General Relativity, Cosmology and Astrophysics

Perspectives 100 years after Einstein's stay in Prague

  • Author: Jiří Bičák,Tomáš Ledvinka
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319063499
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 535
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The articles included in this Volume represent a broad and highly qualified view on the present state of general relativity, quantum gravity, and their cosmological and astrophysical implications. As such, it may serve as a valuable source of knowledge and inspiration for experts in these fields, as well as an advanced source of information for young researchers. The occasion to gather together so many leading experts in the field was to celebrate the centenary of Einstein's stay in Prague in 1911-1912. It was in fact during his stay in Prague that Einstein started in earnest to develop his ideas about general relativity that fully developed in his paper in 1915. Approaching soon the centenary of his famous paper, this volume offers a precious overview of the path done by the scientific community in this intriguing and vibrant field in the last century, defining the challenges of the next 100 years. The content is divided into four broad parts: (i) Gravity and Prague, (ii) Classical General Relativity, (iii) Cosmology and Quantum Gravity, and (iv) Numerical Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics.

General Relativity and Gravitation

General Relativity and Gravitation

Invited Papers and Discussion Reports of the 10th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation, Padua, July 3–8, 1983

  • Author: B. Bertotti,F. de Felice,Alessandro Pascolini
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9789027718198
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 536
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The Tenth International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (GR10) was held from July 3 to July 8, 1983, in Padova, Italy. These Conferences take place every three years, under the auspices of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation, with the purpose of assessing the current research in the field, critically discussing the prog ress made and disclosing the points of paramount im portance which deserve further investigations. The Conference was attended by about 750 scientists active in the various subfields in which the current research on gravitation and general relativity is ar ticulated, and more than 450 communications were sub mitted. In order to fully exploit this great occur rence of experience and creative capacity, and to pro mote individual contributions to the collective know ledge, the Conference was given a structure of work shops on the most active topics and of general sessions in which the Conference was addressed by invited speakers on general reviews or recent major advance ments of the field. The individual communications were collected in a two-volume publication made available to the participants upon their arrival and widely distributed to Scientific Institutions and Research Centres.

Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on General Relativity & Gravitation

Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on General Relativity & Gravitation

Durban, South Africa, 15-21 July 2001

  • Author: Nigel Bishop
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9789812776556
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 512
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The 16th conference of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation (GR16), held at the International Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa, from 15 to 21 July, was attended by 450 delegates from around the world. The scientific programme comprised 18 plenary lectures, one public lecture and 19 workshops which, excepting three plenary lectures, are presented in this proceedings. It was the first major international conference on general relativity and gravitation held on the African continent.

General Relativity and Gravitation 1992, Proceedings of the Thirteenth INT Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation, held at Cordoba, Argentina, 28 June - July 4 1992

General Relativity and Gravitation 1992, Proceedings of the Thirteenth INT Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation, held at Cordoba, Argentina, 28 June - July 4 1992

  • Author: R.J. Gleiser,C.N. Kozameh,O.M. Moreschi
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9780750302616
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 436
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General Relativity and Gravitation 1992 contains the best of 700 papers presented at the tri-annual INT conference, generally recognized as the key conference in the area. The plenary and invited papers are published in full, along with summaries of parallel symposia and workshops. The list of plenary speakers is as impressive as ever, with contributions from Jim Hartle, Roger Penrose, and Lee Smolin among many others.

The Genesis of General Relativity

The Genesis of General Relativity

Sources and Interpretations

  • Author: Jürgen Renn
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1402040008
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 619
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This four-volume work represents the most comprehensive documentation and study of the creation of general relativity. Einstein’s 1912 Zurich notebook is published for the first time in facsimile and transcript and commented on by today’s major historians of science. Additional sources from Einstein and others, who from the late 19th to the early 20th century contributed to this monumental development, are presented here in translation for the first time. The volumes offer detailed commentaries and analyses of these sources that are based on a close reading of these documents supplemented by interpretations by the leading historians of relativity.

Compact Stars

Compact Stars

Nuclear Physics, Particle Physics and General Relativity

  • Author: Norman K. Glendenning
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1468404911
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 390
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A whole decades research collated, organised and synthesised into one single book! Following a 60-page review of the seminal treatises of Misner, Thorne, Wheeler and Weinberg on general relativity, Glendenning goes on to explore the internal structure of compact stars, white dwarfs, neutron stars, hybrids, strange quark stars, both the counterparts of neutron stars as well as of dwarfs. This is a self-contained treatment and will be of interest to graduate students in physics and astrophysics as well as others entering the field.

An Introduction to General Relativity

An Introduction to General Relativity

  • Author: L. P. Hughston,K. P. Tod
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521339438
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 183
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This textbook provides an introduction to general relativity for mathematics undergraduates or graduate physicists. After a review of Cartesian tensor notation and special relativity the concepts of Riemannian differential geometry are introducted. More emphasis is placed on an intuitive grasp of the subject and a calculational facility than on a rigorous mathematical exposition. General relativity is then presented as a relativistic theory of gravity reducing in the appropriate limits to Newtonian gravity or special relativity. The Schwarzchild solution is derived and the gravitational red-shift, time dilation and classic tests of general relativity are discussed. There is a brief account of gravitational collapse and black holes based on the extended Schwarzchild solution. Other vacuum solutions are described, motivated by their counterparts in linearised general relativity. The book ends with chapters on cosmological solutions to the field equations. There are exercises attached to each chapter, some of which extend the development given in the text.

General Relativity

General Relativity

Proceedings of the Forty Sixth Scottish Universities Summer School in Physics, Aberdeen, July 1995

  • Author: G.S Hall,J.R Pulham
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9780750304191
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 432
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General Relativity provides an unusually broad survey of the current state of this field. Chapters on mathematical relativity cover many topics, including initial value problems, a new approach to the partial differential equations of physics, and work on exact solutions. The chapters on relativistic cosmology and black holes explore cosmology. Other chapters deal with gravitational waves, experimental relativity, quantum gravity, and aspects of computing in relativity. The book will be useful both to postgraduates and to established workers in the field.

Classical and Quantum Black Holes

Classical and Quantum Black Holes

  • Author: P Fre,V. Gorini,G Magli,U. Moschella
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9781420050684
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 348
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Black holes are becoming increasingly important in contemporary research in astrophysics, cosmology, theoretical physics, and mathematics. Indeed, they provoke some of the most fascinating questions in fundamental physics, which may lead to revolutions in scientific thought. Written by distinguished scientists, Classical and Quantum Black Holes provides a comprehensive panorama of black hole physics and mathematics from a modern point of view. The book begins with a general introduction, followed by five parts that cover several modern aspects of the subject, ranging from the observational and the experimental to the more theoretical and mathematical issues. The material is written at a level suitable for postgraduate students entering the field.