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A short course in general relativity

Author: J Foster; J D Nightingale
Publisher: New York : Springer, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Suitable for a one-semester course in general relativity for senior undergraduates or beginning graduate students, this text clarifies the mathematical aspects of Einstein's theory of relativity without sacrificing physical understanding. The text begins with an exposition of those aspects of tensor calculus and differential geometry needed for a proper treatment of the subject. The discussion then turns to the  Read more...
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Foster, J.
Short course in general relativity.
New York : Springer, 2006
(DLC) 2005927384
(OCoLC)62143737
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J Foster; J D Nightingale
ISBN: 9780387275833 0387275835 9789745296785 9745296783
OCLC Number: 610584289
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 292 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Vector and tensor fields --
The spacetime of general relativity and paths of particles --
Field equations and curvature --
Physics in the vicinity of a massive object --
Gravitational radiation --
Elements of cosmology.
Other Titles: General relativity
Responsibility: James Foster, J. David Nightingale.
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