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Relativist's Toolkit The Mathematics of Black-Hole Mechanics

ISBN-10: 0521830915

ISBN-13: 9780521830911

Edition: 2004

Authors: Eric Poisson

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This textbook fills a gap in the literature on general relativity by providing the advanced student with practical tools for the computation of many physically interesting quantities. The context is provided by the mathematical theory of black holes, one of the most elegant, successful, and relevant applications of general relativity. Among the topics discussed are congruences of timelike and null geodesics, the embedding of spacelike, timelike and null hypersurfaces in spacetime, and the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of general relativity. Although the book is self-contained, it is not meant to serve as an introduction to general relativity. Instead, it is meant to help the reader acquire advanced skills and become a competent researcher in relativity and gravitational physics. The primary readership consists of graduate students in gravitational physics. It will also be a useful reference for more seasoned researchers working in this field.
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Book details

List price: $130.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/6/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 250
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Eric Poisson is Professor of Physics at the University of Guelph. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and serves on the editorial boards of Physical Review Letters and Classical and Quantum Gravity.

Preface
Notation and conventions
Fundamentals
Geodesic congruences
Hypersurfaces
Langrangian and Hamiltonian formulation of general relativity
Black holes
Bibliography
Index