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A first course in general relativity

Author: Bernard F Schutz
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This textbook develops general relativity and its associated mathematics from a minimum of prerequisites, leading to a physical understanding of the theory in some depth. It reinforces this  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard F Schutz
ISBN: 0521257700 9780521257701 0521277035 9780521277037
OCLC Number: 10123456
Description: xiv, 376 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: Preface --
1. Special relativity --
2. Vector analysis in special relativity --
3. Tensor analysis in special relativity --
4. Perfect fluids in special relativity --
5. Preface to curvature --
6. Curved manifolds --
7. Physics in a curved spacetime --
8. The Einstein field equations --
9. Gravitational radiation --
10. Spherical solutions for stars --
11. Schwarzschild geometry and black holes --
12. Cosmology --
Appendices --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Bernard F. Schutz.
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'This is the long-awaited second edition of the highly successful undergraduate text on classical relativity, dating from 1895.... Well laid out, developing logically and amply illustrated.' The Read more...

 
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