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Symmetries and curvature structure in general relativity

Author: G S Hall
Publisher: River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, 2004.
Series: World Scientific lecture notes in physics, v. 46.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a text on classical general relativity from a geometricalviewpoint. Introductory chapters are provided on algebra, topology andmanifold theory, together with a chapter on the basic ideas ofspace-time manifolds and Einstein's theory. There is a detailedaccount of algebraic structures and tensor classification in generalrelativity and also of the relationships between the metric, connection and curvature  Read more...
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Hall, G.S. (Graham S.).
Symmetries and curvature structure in general relativity.
River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, ©2004
(DLC) 2004049606
(OCoLC)55473567
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G S Hall
ISBN: 9812562699 9789812562692 9789810210519 9810210515
OCLC Number: 228114309
Description: 1 online resource (x, 430 pages).
Contents: Symmetries and Curvature Structure in General Relativity; Preface; Contents; 1. Introduction; 2. Algebraic Concepts; 3. Topology; 4. Manifold Theory; 5. Lie Groups; 6. The Lorentz Group; 7. Space-Times and Algebraic Classification; 8. Holonomy Groups and General Relativity; 9. The Connection and Curvature Structure of Space-Time; 10. Affine Vector Fields on Space-Time; 11. Conformal Symmetry in Space-times; 12. Projective Symmetry in Space-times; 13. Curvature Collineations; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: World Scientific lecture notes in physics, v. 46.
Responsibility: G.S. Hall.
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