General Relativity-An Introduction for Physicists

After reviewing the basic concept of general relativity, this introduction discusses its mathematical background, including the necessary tools of tensor calculus and differential geometry. These tools are used to develop the topic of special relativity and to discuss electromagnetism in Minkowski spacetime. Gravitation as spacetime curvature is introduced and the field equations of general relativity derived. After applying the theory to a wide range of physical situations, the book concludes with a brief discussion of classical field theory and the derivation of general relativity from a variational principle.

Издател: Cambridge University
Език: Английски
Година: 2006
ISBN: 9780521829519
Страници: 572
Корици: твърди
Тегло: 1390 грама
Размери: 25×18
Наличност: Не
Раздел: Хуманитарна литература на чужди езици, Хуманитарни науки, Книги

Цена: 168.00