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General relativity : an Einstein centenary survey

Author: Stephen Hawking; W Israel
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1979.
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Named Person: Albert Einstein
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Hawking; W Israel
ISBN: 0521222850 9780521222853
OCLC Number: 4135811
Description: xviii, 919 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: An introductory survey / S.W. Hawking and W. Israel --
The confrontation between gravitation theory and experiment / C.M. Will --
Gravitational-radiation experiments / D.H. Douglass and V.B. Braginsky --The initial value problem and the dynamical formulation of general relativity / A.E. Fischer and J.E. Marsden --
Global structure of spacetimes / R. Geroch and G.T. Horowitz --
The general theory of the mechanical, electromagnetic and thermodynamic properties of black holes / B. Carter --
An introduction to the theory of the Kerr metric and its perturbations / S. Chandrasekhar ; Black hole astrophysics / R.D. Blandford and K.S. Thorne --
The big bang cosmology--enigmas and nostrums / R.H. Dicke and P.J.E. Peebles --
Cosmology and the early universe / Ya B. Zelʹdovich --
Anisotropic and inhomogeneous relativistic cosmologies / M.A.H. MacCallum --
Singularities and time-assymetry / R. Penrose --
Quantum field theory in curved spacetime / G.W. Gibbons --
Quantum gravity : the new synthesis / B.S. DeWitt ; The path-integral approach to quantum gravity / S.W. Hawking --
Ultraviolet divergences in quantum theories of gravitation / S. Weinberg.
Responsibility: edited by S.W. Hawking, W. Israel.

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