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Advanced mechanics and general relativity.

Author: Joel Franklin
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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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  Read more...
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Franklin, Joel, 1975-
Advanced mechanics and general relativity.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010011442
(OCoLC)605012787
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Franklin
ISBN: 9780511773969 051177396X 1282724843 9781282724846 9780511778780 0511778783
OCLC Number: 794620676
Notes: Title from digital title page (viewed on Sept. 3, 2010).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. Newtonian gravity --
2. Relativistic mechanics --
3. Tensors --
4. Curved space --
5. Scalar field theory --
6. Tensor field theory --
7. Schwarzschild space-time --
8. Gravitational radiation --
9. Additional topics --
References --
Index.
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Presents the particle dynamics relevant to general relativity, and the field dynamics necessary to understand the theory, to advanced undergraduates.  Read more...

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