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Introducing Einstein's relativity

Author: Ray D'Inverno
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aims to provide students with a mathematical introduction and physical insights needed to explore Einstein's theory of relativity. After introducing the special theory of relativity, this book  Read more...

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Named Person: Albert Einstein
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ray D'Inverno
ISBN: 0198596863 9780198596868 0198596537 9780198596530
OCLC Number: 24067309
Description: xi, 383 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The organization of the book --
pt. A: Special relativity --
2. The K-calculus --
3. The key attributes of special relativity --
4. The elements of relativistic mechanics --
pt. B: The formalism of tensors --
5. Tensor algebra --
6. Tensor calculus --
7. Integration, variation, and symmetry --
pt. C: General relativity --
8. Special relativity revisited --
9. The principles of general relativity --
10. The field equations of general relativity --
11. General relativity from a variation principle --
12. The energy-momentum tensor --
13. The structure of the field equations --
14. The Schwarzschild solution --
15. Experimental tests of general relativity --
pt. D: Black holes --
16. Non-rotating black holes --
17. Maximal extension and conformal compactification --
18. Charged black holes --
19. Rotating black holes --
pt. E: Gravitational waves --
20. Plane gravitational waves --
21. Radiation from an isolated source --
pt. F: Cosmology --
22. Relativistic cosmology --
23. Cosmological models,
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