Spacetime and Geometry An Introduction to General Relativity

ISBN-10: 0805387323
ISBN-13: 9780805387322
Edition: 2003
Authors: Sean B. Carroll
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Book details

List price: $167.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date: 9/18/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 513
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

Spacetime 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 spacetime (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.

Special Relativity and Flat Spacetime
Manifolds
Curvature
Gravitation
The Schwarzchild Solution
More General Black Holes
Perturbation Theory and Gravitational Radiation
Cosmology
Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime
Appendicies

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