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The Mathematical Theory of Cosmic Strings : Cosmic Strings in the Wire Approximation.

Author: M R Anderson
Publisher: Hoboken : CRC Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A survey of the state of knowledge about the dynamics and gravitational properties of cosmic strings treated in the idealized classical approximation as line singularities described by the Nambu-Goto action. A working knowledge of basic general relativity is assumed.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M R Anderson
ISBN: 9781420033366 1420033360 1280650303 9781280650307
OCLC Number: 437168783
Description: 1 online resource (392 pages)
Contents: Contents; Introduction; 1. Cosmic strings and broken gauge symmetries; 2. The elements of string dynamics; 3. String dynamics in flat space; 4. A bestiary of exact solutions; 5. String dynamics in non-flat backgrounds; 6. Cosmic strings in the weak-field approximation; 7. The gravitational field of an infinite straight string; 8. Multiple straight strings and closed timelike curves; 9. Other exact string metrics; 10. Strong-field effects of zero-thickness strings; Bibliography; Index.

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A survey of the state of knowledge about the dynamics and gravitational properties of cosmic strings treated in the idealized classical approximation as line singularities described by the Nambu-Goto action. A working knowledge of basic general relativity is assumed.

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