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General relativity : a geometric approach

Author: Malcolm Ludvigsen
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Starting with the idea of an event and finishing with a description of the standard big-bang model of the Universe, this textbook provides a clear, concise and up-to-date introduction to the theory of general relativity, suitable for final-year undergraduate mathematics or physics students. Throughout, the emphasis is on the geometric structure of spacetime, rather than the traditional coordinate-dependent  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm Ludvigsen
ISBN: 0521630193 9780521630191 052163976X 9780521639767
OCLC Number: 39860018
Description: xii, 217 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: The Concept of Spacetime --
Events and Spacetime --
Events --
Inertial Particles --
Light and Null Cones --
Flat Spacetime and Special Relativity --
Flat Spacetime --
Distance, Time, and Angle --
Speed and the Doppler Effect --
The Geometry of Flat Spacetime --
Spacetime Vectors --
The Spacetime Metric --
Volume and Particle Density --
Energy --
Energy and Four-Momentum --
The Energy-Momentum Tensor --
General States of Matter --
Perfect Fluids --
Acceleration and the Maxwell Tensor --
Tensors --
Tensors at a Point --
The Abstract Index Notation --
Tensor Fields --
Congruences and Derivations --
Lie Derivatives --
Field Equations --
Conservation Laws --
Maxwell's Equations --
Charge, Mass, and Angular Momentum --
Curved Spacetime and Gravity --
Curved Spacetime --
Spacetime as a Manifold --
The Spacetime Metric --
The Covariant Derivative --
The Curvature Tensor --
Constant Curvature --
Curvature and Gravity --
Geodesics --
Einstein's Field Equation --
Gravity as an Attractive Force --
Null Congruences --
Surface-Forming Null Congruences --
Twisting Null Congruences --
Asymptotic Flatness and Symmetries --
Asymptotically Flat Spacetimes --
Killing Fields and Stationary Spacetimes --
Kerr Spacetime --
Energy and Intrinsic Angular Momentum --
Schwarzschiid Geometries and Spacetimes --
Schwarzschild Geometries --
Geodesics in a Schwarzschild Spacetime --
Three Classical Tests of General Relativity --
Schwarzschild Spacetimes --
Black Holes and Singularities --
Spherical Gravitational Collapse --
Singularities.
Responsibility: Malcolm Ludvigsen.
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