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Gravity, black holes, and the very early universe : an introduction to general relativity and cosmology

Author: Tai L Chow
Publisher: New York : Springer, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Deftly employing his inimitable writing style, respected American academic Professor Tai Chow tells us the story of Einstein's key discoveries, weaving into his account an explanation of the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tai L Chow
ISBN: 9780387736297 0387736298 9780387736310 038773631X
OCLC Number: 166358163
Description: xv, 280 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Basic ideas of general relativity --
Curvilinear coordinates and general tensors --
Einstein's law of gravitation --
The Schwarzschild solution --
Experimental tests of Einstein's theory --
The physics of black holes --
Introduction to cosmology --
Big bang models --
Particles, forces, and unification of forces --
The inflationary universe --
The physics of the very early universe --
Classical mechanics --
The special theory of relativity.
Responsibility: Tai L. Chow.
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