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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 2

Directions in General Relativity: Volume 2

Proceedings of the 1993 International Symposium, Maryland: Papers in Honor of Dieter Brill

  • Author: B. L. Hu,T. A. Jacobson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521452670
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 391
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These two volumes are the proceedings of a major International Symposium on General Relativity held at the University of Maryland in March 1993 to celebrate the sixtieth birthdays of Professor Charles Misner and Professor Dieter Brill. The volumes cover classical general relativity, quantum gravity and quantum cosmology, canonical formulation and the initial value problem, topology and geometry of spacetime and fields, mathematical and physical cosmology, and black hole physics and astrophysics. As invited articles, the papers in these volumes have an aim which goes beyond that of a standard conference proceedings. Not only do the authors discuss the most recent research results in their fields, but many also provide historical perspectives on how the subjects have developed and offer individual insights in their search for new directions.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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 and Gravitation, 1989

General Relativity and Gravitation, 1989

Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation

  • Author: Neil Ashby,David F. Bartlett,Walker Wyss
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521384285
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 502
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This volume contains the proceedings of the twelfth triannual International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation, the premier conference for presentation and discussion of new ideas in relativity and cosmology. The volume will contain the invited talks as well as short reports on the parallel workshops that took place at the meeting. It will be essential reading for all research workers in relativity, cosmology and astrophysics.

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

The General Theory of Relativity

The General Theory of Relativity

A Mathematical Exposition

  • Author: Anadijiban Das,Andrew DeBenedictis
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461436583
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 678
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The General Theory of Relativity: A Mathematical Exposition will serve readers as a modern mathematical introduction to the general theory of relativity. Throughout the book, examples, worked-out problems, and exercises (with hints and solutions) are furnished. Topics in this book include, but are not limited to: tensor analysis the special theory of relativity the general theory of relativity and Einstein’s field equations spherically symmetric solutions and experimental confirmations static and stationary space-time domains black holes cosmological models algebraic classifications and the Newman-Penrose equations the coupled Einstein-Maxwell-Klein-Gordon equations appendices covering mathematical supplements and special topics Mathematical rigor, yet very clear presentation of the topics make this book a unique text for both university students and research scholars. Anadijiban Das has taught courses on Relativity Theory at The University College of Dublin, Ireland, Jadavpur University, India, Carnegie-Mellon University, USA, and Simon Fraser University, Canada. His major areas of research include, among diverse topics, the mathematical aspects of general relativity theory. Andrew DeBenedictis has taught courses in Theoretical Physics at Simon Fraser University, Canada, and is also a member of The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences. His research interests include quantum gravity, classical gravity, and semi-classical gravity.

Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime and Black Hole Thermodynamics

Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime and Black Hole Thermodynamics

  • Author: Robert M. Wald
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226870274
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 205
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In this book, Robert Wald provides a coherent, pedagogical introduction to the formulation of quantum field theory in curved spacetime. He begins with a treatment of the ordinary one-dimensional quantum harmonic oscillator, progresses through the construction of quantum field theory in flat spacetime to possible constructions of quantum field theory in curved spacetime, and, ultimately, to an algebraic formulation of the theory. In his presentation, Wald disentangles essential features of the theory from inessential ones (such as a particle interpretation) and clarifies relationships between various approaches to the formulation of the theory. He also provides a comprehensive, up-to-date account of the Unruh effect, the Hawking effect, and some of its ramifications. In particular, the subject of black hole thermodynamics, which remains an active area of research, is treated in depth. This book will be accessible to students and researchers who have had introductory courses in general relativity and quantum field theory, and will be of interest to scientists in general relativity and related fields.

The Genesis of General Relativity

The Genesis of General Relativity

Sources and Interpretations

  • Author: Jürgen Renn
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1402039999
  • 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.

General Relativity

General Relativity

  • Author: Norbert Straumann
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400754108
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 736
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This book provides a completely revised and expanded version of the previous classic edition ‘General Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics’. In Part I the foundations of general relativity are thoroughly developed, while Part II is devoted to tests of general relativity and many of its applications. Binary pulsars – our best laboratories for general relativity – are studied in considerable detail. An introduction to gravitational lensing theory is included as well, so as to make the current literature on the subject accessible to readers. Considerable attention is devoted to the study of compact objects, especially to black holes. This includes a detailed derivation of the Kerr solution, Israel’s proof of his uniqueness theorem, and a derivation of the basic laws of black hole physics. Part II ends with Witten’s proof of the positive energy theorem, which is presented in detail, together with the required tools on spin structures and spinor analysis. In Part III, all of the differential geometric tools required are developed in detail. A great deal of effort went into refining and improving the text for the new edition. New material has been added, including a chapter on cosmology. The book addresses undergraduate and graduate students in physics, astrophysics and mathematics. It utilizes a very well structured approach, which should help it continue to be a standard work for a modern treatment of gravitational physics. The clear presentation of differential geometry also makes it useful for work on string theory and other fields of physics, classical as well as quantum.