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A first course in general relativity

Author: Bernard F Schutz
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Lehrbuch
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Schutz, Bernard F.
First course in general relativity.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009497226
(OCoLC)244767823
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard F Schutz
ISBN: 9780511539954 0511539959 9780511650659 0511650655 9780511539114 0511539118 9780511984181 0511984189
OCLC Number: 667029801
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 393 p.) : ill.
Contents: Special relativity --
Vector analysis in special relativity --
Tensor analysis in special relativity --
Perfect fluids in special relativity --
Preface to curvature --
Curved manifolds --
Physics in a curved spacetime --
The Einstein field equations --
Gravitational radiation --
Spherical solutions for stars --
Schwarzschild geometry and black holes --
Cosmology.
Responsibility: Bernard F. Schutz.

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'Bernard Schutz's textbook A First Course in General Relativity quickly became a classic, notable for its use of the geometrical approach to the subject, combined with a refreshing succinctness. Read more...

 
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