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Spacetime and geometry : an introduction to general relativity

Author: Sean M Carroll
Publisher: San Francisco : Addison Wesley, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity provides a lucid and thoroughly modern introduction to general relativity. With an accessible and lively writing style, it introduces modern techniques to what can often be a formal and intimidating subject. Readers are led from the physics of flat spacetime (special relativity), through the intricacies of differential geometry and Einstein's equations,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sean M Carroll
ISBN: 0805387323 9780805387322
OCLC Number: 53245141
Description: xiv, 513 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Special relativity and flat spacetime --
2. Manifolds --
3. Curvature --
4. Gravitation --
5. The Schwarzschild solution --
6. More general black holes --
7. Pertubation theory and gravitational radiation --
8. Cosmology --
9. Quantum field theory in curved spacetime --
Appendixes.
Other Titles: Introduction to general relativity
Responsibility: Sean Carroll.
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Providing an introduction to general relativity for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this work leads readers from physics of flat spacetime, through the intricacies of differential  Read more...

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