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Spacetime and Geometry : Introduction to General Relativity - 03 edition

Spacetime and Geometry : Introduction to General Relativity (ISBN10: 0805387323; ISBN13: 9780805387322)
ISBN13: 978-0805387322
ISBN10: 0805387323

Summary: Space-time and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity provides a lucid and thoroughly modern introduction to general relativity for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. It introduces modern techniques and an accessible and lively writing style to what can often be a formal and intimidating subject. Readers are led from physics of flat space-time (special relativity), through the intricacies of differential geometry and Einstein's equations, and on
to exciting applications such as black holes, gravitational radiation, and cosmology. Subtle points are illuminated throughout the text by careful and entertaining exposition. A straightforward and lucid approach, balancing mathematical rigor and physical insight, are hallmarks of this important text.

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  • This is the most up-to-date text available on general relativity.
  • A very accessible and lively writing style provides a refreshing change for what can be a formal and intimidating subject.
  • Space-time and Geometry provides an excellent balance and blend of mathematical rigor and physical insight.
  • Explanations of complex theory are exceptionally clear.
...show more
Summary: Space-time and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity provides a lucid and thoroughly modern introduction to general relativity for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. It introduces modern techniques and an accessible and lively writing style to what can often be a formal and intimidating subject. Readers are led from physics of flat space-time (special relativity), through the intricacies of differential geometry and Einstein's equations, and on to exciting applications such as black holes, gravitational radiation, and cosmology. Subtle points are illuminated throughout the text by careful and entertaining exposition. A straightforward and lucid approach, balancing mathematical rigor and physical insight, are hallmarks of this important text.

Features
  • This is the most up-to-date text available on general relativity.
  • A very accessible and lively writing style provides a refreshing change for what can be a formal and intimidating subject.
  • Space-time and Geometry provides an excellent balance and blend of mathematical rigor and physical insight.
  • Explanations of complex theory are exceptionally clear.
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 03
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
Published: 09/18/2003
International: No

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