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Gravitation

Author: Charles W Misner; Kip S Thorne; John Archibald Wheeler
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman and Company, [1973] ©1973
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An in-depth study of Einstein's theory of gravity using modern formalism and notation of differential geometry, and documenting the revolutionary techniques developed to test the theory of general relativity.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles W Misner; Kip S Thorne; John Archibald Wheeler
ISBN: 0716703343 9780716703341 0716703440 9780716703440
OCLC Number: 585119
Description: xxvi, 1279 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Spacetime physics --
Physics in flat spacetime --
The mathematics of curved spacetime --
Einstein's geometric theory of gravity --
Relativistic stars --
The universe --
Gravitational collapse and black holes --
Gravitational waves --
Experimental tests of general relativity --
Frontiers.
Responsibility: Charles W. Misner, Kip S. Thorne, John Archibald Wheeler.

Abstract:

An in-depth study of Einstein's theory of gravity using modern formalism and notation of differential geometry, and documenting the revolutionary techniques developed to test the theory of general relativity.

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Part I. Space Time Physics -- 1. Geometrodynamics in Brief -- Part II. Physics In Flat Spacetime -- 2. Foundations of Special Relativity -- 3. The Electromagnetic Field -- 4. Electromagnetism and Differential Forms -- 5. Stress-Energy Tensor and Conservation Laws -- 6. Accelerated Observers -- 7. Incompatibility of Gravity and Special Relativity -- Part III. The Mathematics Of Curved Spacetime -- 8. Differential Geometry: An Overview -- 9. Differential Topology -- 10. Affine Geometry: Geodesics, Parallel Transport and Covariant Derivative -- 11. Geodesic Deviation and Spacetime Curvature -- 12. Newtonian Gravity in the Language of Curved Spacetime -- 13. Riemanian Geometry: Metric as Foundation of All -- 14. Calculation of Curvature -- 15. Bianchi Identities and the Boundary of a Boundary -- Part IV. Einstein's Geometric Theory Of Gravity -- 16. Equivalence Principle and Measurement of the "Gravitational Field" -- 17. How Mass-Energy Generates Curvature -- 18. Weak Gravitational Fields -- 19. Mass and Angular Momentum of a Gravitating System -- 20. Conservation Laws for 4-Momentum and Angular Momentum -- 21. Variational Principle and Initial-Value Data -- 22. Thermodynamic, Hydronamics, Electrodynamics, Geometric Options, and -- Kinetic Theory -- Part V. Relativistic Stars -- 23. Spherical Stars -- 24. Pulsars -- 25. The "Pit in the Potential" as the Central New Feature of Motion in Schwarschild Geometry -- 26. Stellar Pulsations -- Part VI. The Universe -- 27. Idealized Cosmologies -- 28. Evolution of the Universe into Its Present State -- 29. Present State and Future Evolution of the Universe -- 30. Anisotropic and Inhomogenous Cosmologies -- Part VII. Gravitational Collapse And Black Holes -- 31. Schwarzchild Geometry -- 32. Gravitational Collapse -- 33. Black Holes -- 34. Global Techniques, Horizons, and singularity Theorems -- Part VIII. Gravitational Waves -- 35. Propagation of Gravitational Waves -- 36. Generation of Gravitational Waves -- 37. Detection of Gravitational Waves -- Part IX. Experimental Tests of General Relativity -- 38. Testing the Foundations of Relativity -- 39. Other Theories of Gravity and the Post-Newtonian Approximation -- 40. Solar-System Experiments -- Part X. Frontiers -- 41. Spinors -- 42. Regge Calculus -- 43. Superspace: Arena for the Dynamics of Geometry -- 44. Beyond the End of Time.

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