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Relativity on curved manifolds

Author: F De Felice; C J S Clarke
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Series: Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a self-contained exposition of general relativity with emphasis given to tetrad and spinor structures and physical measurement on curved manifolds.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: F De Felice; C J S Clarke
ISBN: 0521266394 9780521266390 0521429080 9780521429085
OCLC Number: 18715612
Description: xi, 448 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Geometry and physics: an overview; 1. The background manifold structure; 2. Differentiation; 3. The curvature; 4. Space-time and tetrad formalism; 5. Spinors and the classification of the Weyl tensor; 6. Coupling between fields and geometry; 7. Dynamics on curved manifolds; 8. Geometry of congruences; 9. Physical measurements in space-time; 10. Spherically symmetric solutions; 11. Axially symmetric solutions; References; Notation; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics.
Responsibility: F. de Felice, C.J.S. Clarke.
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' ... a useful book with some unusual features which will win it a place on relativists' shelves and may be of interest to mathematical physicists in general.' Contemporary Physics

 
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