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General relaty : an introduction to the theory of the gravitational field

Author: Hans Stephani; John Stewart
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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An introduction to the subjects of gravitation and space-time structure. The book presumes a good background in special relativity, electrodynamics, and classical mechanics. This revised and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Stephani; John Stewart
ISBN: 0521379415 9780521379410
OCLC Number: 817777287
Description: xiv, 321 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword; Editor's preface; 1. Notations, conventions and important formulae; 2. Introduction; 3. Foundations of Riemannian geometry; 4. Foundations of Einstein's theory of gravitation; 5. Linearised theory of gravitation, far fields and gravitational waves; 6. Invariant characterisation of exact solutions; 7. Gravitational collapse and black holes; 8. Cosmology; 9. Non-Einsteinian theories of gravitation; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Hans Stephani ; edited by John Stewart translated by Martin Pollck and John Stewart.

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