A First Course in General Relativity

Author: Bernard F. Schutz,Director Bernard F Schutz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521277037

Category: Science

Page: 376

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General relativity has become one of the central pillars of theoretical physics, with important applications in both astrophysics and high-energy particle physics, and no modern theoretical physicist's education should be regarded as complete without some study of the subject. This textbook, based on the author's own undergraduate teaching, 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 understanding by making a detailed study of the theory's most important applications - neutron stars, black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology - using the most up-to-date astronomical developments. The book is suitable for a one-year course for beginning graduate students or for undergraduates in physics who have studied special relativity, vector calculus, and electrostatics. Graduate students should be able to use the book selectively for half-year courses.
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A First Course in General Relativity

Author: Bernard Schutz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139479004

Category: Science

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Clarity, readability and rigor combine in the second edition of this widely-used textbook to provide the first step into general relativity for undergraduate students with a minimal background in mathematics. Topics within relativity that fascinate astrophysical researchers and students alike are covered with Schutz's characteristic ease and authority - from black holes to gravitational lenses, from pulsars to the study of the Universe as a whole. This edition now contains discoveries by astronomers that require general relativity for their explanation; a revised chapter on relativistic stars, including new information on pulsars; an entirely rewritten chapter on cosmology; and an extended, comprehensive treatment of modern detectors and expected sources. Over 300 exercises, many new to this edition, give students the confidence to work with general relativity and the necessary mathematics, whilst the informal writing style makes the subject matter easily accessible. Password protected solutions for instructors are available at www.cambridge.org/9780521887052.
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A First Course in Loop Quantum Gravity

Author: Rodolfo Gambini,Jorge Pullin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199590753

Category: Science

Page: 183

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Loop quantum gravity is one of the modern contenders for a unified description of quantum mechanics and gravity. Up to now no book has covered the material at the level of a college student or of other readers with some knowledge of college level physics. This book fills that gap.
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The Geometry of Spacetime

An Introduction to Special and General Relativity

Author: James J. Callahan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475767366

Category: Science

Page: 454

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Hermann Minkowski recast special relativity as essentially a new geometric structure for spacetime. This book looks at the ideas of both Einstein and Minkowski, and then introduces the theory of frames, surfaces and intrinsic geometry, developing the main implications of Einstein's general relativity theory.
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Special Relativity

The Foundation of Macroscopic Physics

Author: W. G. Dixon

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521272414

Category: Science

Page: 272

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The book aims to illuminate the importance of special relativity in the examination of dynamics, thermodynamics and electromagnetism.
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Gravity from the Ground Up

An Introductory Guide to Gravity and General Relativity

Author: Bernard Schutz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521455060

Category: Science

Page: 462

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An accessible introduction to astronomy and general relativity, requiring only high-school level mathematics.
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An Introduction to Relativity

Author: Jayant V. Narlikar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139484680

Category: Science

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General relativity is now an essential part of undergraduate and graduate courses in physics, astrophysics and applied mathematics. This simple, user-friendly introduction to relativity is ideal for a first course in the subject. Beginning with a comprehensive but simple review of special relativity, the book creates a framework from which to launch the ideas of general relativity. After describing the basic theory, it moves on to describe important applications to astrophysics, black hole physics, and cosmology. Several worked examples, and numerous figures and images, help students appreciate the underlying concepts. There are also 180 exercises which test and develop students' understanding of the subject. The textbook presents all the necessary information and discussion for an elementary approach to relativity. Password-protected solutions to the exercises are available to instructors at www.cambridge.org/9780521735612.
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