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Einstein's theory : a rigorous introduction for the mathematically untrained

Author: Øyvind Grøn; Arne Næss
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2011.
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This introduction to the mathematics used in relativity covers both special and general theories and includes numerous features that aid those with less mathematical training, such as 'in-between'  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gron, Oyvind.
Einstein's theory.
New York : Springer, 2011
(DLC) 2011933475
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Øyvind Grøn; Arne Næss
ISBN: 9781461407065 1461407060
OCLC Number: 755081003
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 341 pages)
Contents: Vectors --
Differential calculus --
Tangent vectors --
Curvilinear coordinate systems --
The metric tensor --
The Christoffel symbols --
Covariant differentiation --
Geodesics --
Curvature --
Conservation laws of classical mechanics --
Einstein{u2019}s field equations --
Einstein{u2019}s theory of spacetime and gravitation --
Some applications --
Relativistic universe models.
Responsibility: Øyvind Grøn, Arne Næss.
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