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.

A First Course in General Relativity

Author: Bernard Schutz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139479004

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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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.

General Relativity

A First Course for Physicists

Author: John Legat Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780132911962

Category: Cosmology.

Page: 193

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A Short Course in General Relativity

Author: James A. Foster,J. David Nightingale

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387275833

Category: Science

Page: 292

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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.

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.

A First Course in String Theory

Author: Barton Zwiebach

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521880327

Category: Science

Page: 673

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String theory made understandable. Barton Zwiebach is once again faithful to his goal of making string theory accessible to undergraduates. He presents the main concepts of string theory in a concrete and physical way to develop intuition before formalism, often through simplified and illustrative examples. Complete and thorough in its coverage, this new edition now includes AdS/CFT correspondence and introduces superstrings. It is perfectly suited to introductory courses in string theory for students with a background in mathematics and physics. New sections cover strings on orbifolds, cosmic strings, moduli stabilization, and the string theory landscape. Now with almost 300 problems and exercises, with password-protected solutions for instructors at www.cambridge.org/zwiebach.

A First Course in Geometric Topology and Differential Geometry

Author: Ethan D. Bloch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0817681221

Category: Mathematics

Page: 421

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The uniqueness of this text in combining geometric topology and differential geometry lies in its unifying thread: the notion of a surface. With numerous illustrations, exercises and examples, the student comes to understand the relationship of the modern abstract approach to geometric intuition. The text is kept at a concrete level, avoiding unnecessary abstractions, yet never sacrificing mathematical rigor. The book includes topics not usually found in a single book at this level.