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An introduction to relativity

Autore: Jayant Vishnu Narlikar
Editore: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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"General relativity is now an essential part of undergraduate and graduate courses in physics, astrophysics and applied mathematics. This simple, user-friendly introduction to relativity is ideal for a first course in the subject. Beginning with a comprehensive but simple review of special relativity, the book creates a framework from which to launch the ideas of general relativity. After describing the basic  Per saperne di più…
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Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Jayant Vishnu Narlikar
ISBN: 9780521514972 0521514975 9780521735612 0521735610
Numero OCLC: 435628926
Descrizione: viii, 363 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contenuti: The special theory of relativity --
From special to the general theory of relativity --
Vectors and tensors --
Covariant differentiation --
Curvature of spacetime --
Spacetime symmetries --
Physics in curved spacetime --
Einstein's equations --
The Schwarzschild solutions --
Experimental tests of general relativity --
Gravitational radiation --
Relativistic astrophysics --Black holes --
The expanding universe --
Friedmann models --
The early universe --
Observational cosmology --
Beyond relativity.
Responsabilità: Jayant V. Narlikar.
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