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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

General Relativity

With Applications to Astrophysics

  • Author: Norbert Straumann
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3662118270
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 676
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The foundations are thoroughly developed together with the required mathematical background from differential geometry developed in Part III. The author also discusses the tests of general relativity in detail, including binary pulsars, with much space is devoted to the study of compact objects, especially to neutron stars and to the basic laws of black-hole physics. This well-structured text and reference enables readers to easily navigate through the various sections as best matches their backgrounds and perspectives, whether mathematical, physical or astronomical. Very applications oriented, the text includes very recent results, such as the supermassive black-hole in our galaxy and first double pulsar system

General Relativity

General Relativity

  • Author: N.M.J. Woodhouse
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781846284878
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 220
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Based on a course taught for years at Oxford, this book offers a concise exposition of the central ideas of general relativity. The focus is on the chain of reasoning that leads to the relativistic theory from the analysis of distance and time measurements in the presence of gravity, rather than on the underlying mathematical structure. Includes links to recent developments, including theoretical work and observational evidence, to encourage further study.

A First Course in General Relativity

A First Course in General Relativity

  • Author: Bernard Schutz
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781139479004
  • Category: Science
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Clarity, readability and rigor combine in the second edition of this widely-used textbook to provide the first step into general relativity for undergraduate students with a minimal background in mathematics. Topics within relativity that fascinate astrophysical researchers and students alike are covered with Schutz's characteristic ease and authority - from black holes to gravitational lenses, from pulsars to the study of the Universe as a whole. This edition now contains discoveries by astronomers that require general relativity for their explanation; a revised chapter on relativistic stars, including new information on pulsars; an entirely rewritten chapter on cosmology; and an extended, comprehensive treatment of modern detectors and expected sources. Over 300 exercises, many new to this edition, give students the confidence to work with general relativity and the necessary mathematics, whilst the informal writing style makes the subject matter easily accessible. Password protected solutions for instructors are available at www.cambridge.org/9780521887052.

Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie

Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie

  • Author: Hans Stephani,John M. Stewart
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521379410
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 321
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This book is an excellent introduction to the subjects of gravitation and space-time structure. It presumes a good background in special relativity, electrodynamics, and classical mechanics. The book discusses the foundations of Riemannian geometry; the derivation of the Einstein field equations; linearised theory, far fields and gravitational waves; the invariant characterization of exact solutions; gravitational collapse; cosmology; and a final chapter deals with alternative gravitation theories and the problem of quantum gravity. This revised and correct edition brings the experimental evidence up to date. In addition, the sections on quantum gravity have been rewritten and enlarged, and now form a coherent introduction to this subject.

Introduction to General Relativity

Introduction to General Relativity

International Series of Monographs in Natural Philosophy

  • Author: H. A. Atwater
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 1483160424
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 232
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Introduction to General Relativity is an introductory text on the concepts and modes of calculation used in general relativity. Topics covered range from Newton's laws of motion and the Galilean transformation to tensor analysis, equations of motion of free particles, electromagnetism, and gravitational fields and waves. Solutions of the field equations are also given. The emphasis is on the actual performance of relativistic calculations, rather than on mathematical rigor or exhaustive completeness. This volume is comprised of nine chapters and begins with an overview of the theory of relativity, which includes special relativity and general relativity. The discussion then turns to Newton's laws of motion and the Galilean transformation, electromagnetism and the Galilean transformation, and the Lorentz transformation. Subsequent chapters explore tensor analysis; equations of motion of free particles; gravitational fields and waves; relativity in cosmology; and unified theories and quantized theories of general relativity. The final chapter is devoted to Minkowski's coordinates and orthogonal transformations. This book will be a valuable resource for students of physics.

Advanced General Relativity

Advanced General Relativity

  • Author: John Stewart
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521449465
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 228
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A self-contained introduction to advanced general relativity.

Advanced Mechanics and General Relativity

Advanced Mechanics and General Relativity

  • Author: Joel Franklin
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 113948902X
  • Category: Science
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Aimed at advanced undergraduates with background knowledge of classical mechanics and electricity and magnetism, this textbook presents both the particle dynamics relevant to general relativity, and the field dynamics necessary to understand the theory. Focusing on action extremization, the book develops the structure and predictions of general relativity by analogy with familiar physical systems. Topics ranging from classical field theory to minimal surfaces and relativistic strings are covered in a homogeneous manner. Nearly 150 exercises and numerous examples throughout the textbook enable students to test their understanding of the material covered. A tensor manipulation package to help students overcome the computational challenge associated with general relativity is available on a site hosted by the author. A link to this and to a solutions manual can be found at www.cambridge.org/9780521762458.

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.

Introduction to General Relativity

Introduction to General Relativity

Solutions to Problems

  • Author: John Dirk Walecka
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9813227710
  • Category:
  • Page: 216
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It is important for every physicist today to have a working knowledge of Einstein's theory of general relativity. Introduction to General Relativity published in 2007 was aimed at first-year graduate students, or advanced undergraduates, in physics. Only a basic understanding of classical lagrangian mechanics is assumed; beyond that, the reader should find the material to be self-contained. The mechanics problem of a point mass constrained to move without friction on a two-dimensional surface of arbitrary shape serves as a paradigm for the development of the mathematics and physics of general relativity. Special relativity is reviewed. The basic principles of general relativity are then presented, and the most important applications are discussed. The final special topics section takes the reader up to a few areas of current research. An extensive set of accessible problems enhances and extends the coverage. As a learning and teaching tool, this current book provides solutions to those problems. This text and solutions manual are meant to provide an introduction to the subject. It is hoped that these books will allow the reader to approach the more advanced texts and monographs, as well as the continual influx of fascinating new experimental results, with a deeper understanding and sense of appreciation.

General Relativity

General Relativity

A First Examination

  • Author: Marvin Blecher
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9813108495
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 192
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This textbook is suitable for a one-semester introduction to General Relativity for advanced undergraduates in physics and engineering. The book is concise so that the entire material can be covered in the one-semester time frame. Besides, the readers are introduced to the subject easily without the need for advanced mathematics. Though concise, the theory development is lucid and the readers are exposed to possible analytic calculations. Full solutions to some important problems are provided, and the experimental evidence is discussed in detail. Contents:Review of Special RelativityVectors and Tensors in SpacetimeCovariant Differentiation, Equations of MotionCurvatureGravity and General RelativitySolar System Tests of General RelativityBlack HolesGravitational WavesCosmolgy Readership: Undergraduate and graduate students in physics courses.

General Relativity: The most beautiful of theories

General Relativity: The most beautiful of theories

Applications and trends after 100 years

  • Author: Carlo Rovelli
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 3110343304
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 216
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Generalising Newton's law of gravitation, general relativity is one of the pillars of modern physics. While applications in the beginning were restricted to isolated effects such as a proper understanding of Mercury's orbit, the second half of the twentieth century saw a massive development of applications. These include cosmology, gravitational waves, and even very practical results for satellite based positioning systems as well as different approaches to unite general relativity with another very successful branch of physics – quantum theory. On the occassion of general relativity's centennial, leading scientists in the different branches of gravitational research review the history and recent advances in the main fields of applications of the theory, which was referred to by Lev Landau as “the most beautiful of the existing physical theories”. Contributions from: Andy C. Fabian, Anthony L. Lasenby, Astrophysical black Holes Neil Ashby, GNSS and other applications of General Relativity Gene Byrd, Arthur Chernin, Pekka Teerikorpi, Mauri Vaaltonen, Observations of general Relativity at strong and weaks limits Ignazio Ciufolini, General Relativity and dragging of inertial frames Carlo Rovelli, The strange world of quantum spacetime

General Relativity

General Relativity

An Introduction to Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, and Cosmology

  • Author: Michael J W Hall
  • Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • ISBN: 1681748851
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 138
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This book is based on a set of 18 class-tested lectures delivered to fourth-year physics undergraduates at Griffith University in Brisbane, and the book presents new discoveries by the Nobel-prize winning LIGO collaboration. The author begins with a review of special relativity and tensors and then develops the basic elements of general relativity (a beautiful theory that unifies special relativity and gravitation via geometry) with applications to the gravitational deflection of light, global positioning systems, black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology. The book provides readers with a solid understanding of the underlying physical concepts; an ability to appreciate and in many cases derive important applications of the theory; and a solid grounding for those wishing to pursue their studies further. General Relativity: An Introduction to Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, and Cosmology also connects general relativity with broader topics. There is no doubt that general relativity is an active and exciting field of physics, and this book successfully transmits that excitement to readers.

General Relativity for Babies

General Relativity for Babies

  • Author: Chris Ferrie
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
  • ISBN: 9781492656265
  • Category: General relativity (Physics)
  • Page: 24
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Simple explanations of complex ideas for your future genius! This accessible introduction to Albert Einstein's theory of relativity will teach babies (and adults) about mass, spacetime, and black holes. With Baby University: It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind.

Asymptotic Analysis in General Relativity

Asymptotic Analysis in General Relativity

  • Author: Thierry Daudé,Dietrich Häfner,Jean-Philippe Nicolas
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316649407
  • Category: Mathematics
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Introduction to modern methods for classical and quantum fields in general relativity / Thierry Daudé, Dietrich Häfner, and Jean-Philippe Nicolas -- Geometry of black hole spacetimes / Lars Andersson, Thomas B. Ackdahl, and Pieter Blue -- An introduction to Quantum Field Theory on curved space-times / Christian Gerard -- A minicourse on microlocal analysis for wave propagation / Andras Vasy -- An introduction to conformal geometry and tractor calculus, with a view to applications in general relativity / Sean N. Curry and A. Rod Gover

Gravitation

Gravitation

  • Author: Charles W. Misner,Kip S. Thorne,John Archibald Wheeler
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 140088909X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1336
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First published in 1973, Gravitation is a landmark graduate-level textbook that presents Einstein’s general theory of relativity and offers a rigorous, full-year course on the physics of gravitation. Upon publication, Science called it “a pedagogic masterpiece,” and it has since become a classic, considered essential reading for every serious student and researcher in the field of relativity. This authoritative text has shaped the research of generations of physicists and astronomers, and the book continues to influence the way experts think about the subject. With an emphasis on geometric interpretation, this masterful and comprehensive book introduces the theory of relativity; describes physical applications, from stars to black holes and gravitational waves; and portrays the field’s frontiers. The book also offers a unique, alternating, two-track pathway through the subject. Material focusing on basic physical ideas is designated as Track 1 and formulates an appropriate one-semester graduate-level course. The remaining Track 2 material provides a wealth of advanced topics instructors can draw on for a two-semester course, with Track 1 sections serving as prerequisites. This must-have reference for students and scholars of relativity includes a new preface by David Kaiser, reflecting on the history of the book’s publication and reception, and a new introduction by Charles Misner and Kip Thorne, discussing exciting developments in the field since the book’s original publication. The book teaches students to: Grasp the laws of physics in flat and curved spacetime Predict orders of magnitude Calculate using the principal tools of modern geometry Understand Einstein's geometric framework for physics Explore applications, including neutron stars, Schwarzschild and Kerr black holes, gravitational collapse, gravitational waves, cosmology, and so much more

General Relativity and Gravitational Waves

General Relativity and Gravitational Waves

  • Author: Joseph Weber
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486438872
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 200
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An internationally famous physicist and electrical engineer, the author of this text was a pioneer in the investigation of gravitational waves. Joseph Weber's General Relativity and Gravitational Waves offers a classic treatment of the subject. Appropriate for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, this text remains ever relevant. Brief but thorough in its introduction to the foundations of general relativity, it also examines the elements of Riemannian geometry and tensor calculus applicable to this field. Approximately a quarter of the contents explores theoretical and experimental aspects of gravitational radiation. The final chapter focuses on selected topics related to general relativity, including the equations of motion, unified field theories, Friedman's solution of the cosmological problem, and the Hamiltonian formulation of general relativity. Exercises. Index.

Relativity [Über die spezielle und die allgemeine Relativitätstheorie. Engl.]

Relativity [Über die spezielle und die allgemeine Relativitätstheorie. Engl.]

  • Author: Albert Einstein
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Relativity (Physics)
  • Page: 168
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Exact Space-Times in Einstein's General Relativity

Exact Space-Times in Einstein's General Relativity

  • Author: Jerry B. Griffiths,Jiří Podolský
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139481169
  • Category: Science
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Einstein's theory of general relativity is a theory of gravity and, as in the earlier Newtonian theory, much can be learnt about the character of gravitation and its effects by investigating particular idealised examples. This book describes the basic solutions of Einstein's equations with a particular emphasis on what they mean, both geometrically and physically. Concepts such as big bang and big crunch-types of singularities, different kinds of horizons and gravitational waves, are described in the context of the particular space-times in which they naturally arise. These notions are initially introduced using the most simple and symmetric cases. Various important coordinate forms of each solution are presented, thus enabling the global structure of the corresponding space-time and its other properties to be analysed. The book is an invaluable resource both for graduate students and academic researchers working in gravitational physics.

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.