A short course in general relativity

James Foster, J. David Nightingale

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.

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  • Introduction 1 Vector and tensor fields.- 2 The spacetime of general relativity and paths of particles.- 3 Field equations and curvature.- 4 Physics in the vicinity of a massive object.- 5 Gravitational radiation.- 6 Elements of cosmology Appendices A Special relativity review.- B The Chinese connection.- C Tensors and Manifolds.- Solutions.- References.- Index

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書名 A short course in general relativity
著作者等 Foster, J
Nightingale, J. D
Nightingale J.David (State University of New York)
Foster James
出版元 Springer
刊行年月 c2006
版表示 3rd ed
ページ数 ix, 292 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0387260781
NCID BA74436775
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国