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Flat and curved space-times

Author: George F R Ellis; Ruth M Williams
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Many people know that Einstein invented the theory of relativity, but only few have more than a superficial idea of its content. This book aims to explain the basic features of relativity in detail,  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ellis, George Francis Rayner.
Flat and curved space-times.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)625367190
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George F R Ellis; Ruth M Williams
ISBN: 0198506570 9780198506577 0198506562 9780198506560
OCLC Number: 44694623
Description: x, 375 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface to second edition ; Preface ; Introduction ; 1. Space-time diagrams and the foundation of special relativity ; 2. Fundamentals of measurement ; 3. Measurements in flat space-time ; 4. The Lorentz transformation and the invariant interval ; 5. Curved space-times ; 6. Spherical and stellar collapse ; 7. Simple cosmological models ; Afterword ; APPENDICES ; A. Line integrals ; B. Four-vectors and relativistic dynamics ; C. Four-tensors, electromagnetism, and energy-momentum conservation ; INDEX
Responsibility: George F.R. Ellis and Ruth M. Williams ; diagrams by Mauro Carfora.
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