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Spacetime and Geometry : Introduction to General Relativity

Spacetime and Geometry : Introduction to General Relativity - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0805387322

ISBN13: 978-0805387322
ISBN10: 0805387323
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No
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Spacetime and Geometry : Introduction to General Relativity - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0805387322

Sean Carroll

ISBN13: 978-0805387322
ISBN10: 0805387323
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.

Published: 2003
International: No
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.

Author Bio

Carroll, Sean : Enrico Fermi Institute

Sean Carroll is an assistant professor in the Physics Department, Enrico Fermi Institute, and Center for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago. His research ranges over a number of topics in theoretical physics, focusing on cosmology, field theory, and gravitation. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1993, and spent time as a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Theoretical Physics at MIT and the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been awarded fellowships from the Sloan and Packard foundations, as well as the MIT Graduate Student Council Teaching Award. For more information, see his Web site at http://pancake.uchicago.edu/~carroll

Table of Contents

1. Special Relativity and Flat Spacetime.

2. Manifolds.

3. Curvature.

4. Gravitation.

5. The Schwarzchild Solution.

6. More General Black Holes.

7. Perturbation Theory and Gravitational Radiation.

8. Cosmology.

9. Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime.

10. Appendicies.

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