A First Course in General Relativity

Author: Bernard Schutz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139479008
Release Date: 2009-05-14
Genre: Science

Clarity, readability and rigor combine in the second edition of this widely-used textbook to provide the first step into general relativity for undergraduate students with a minimal background in mathematics. Topics within relativity that fascinate astrophysical researchers and students alike are covered with Schutz's characteristic ease and authority - from black holes to gravitational lenses, from pulsars to the study of the Universe as a whole. This edition now contains discoveries by astronomers that require general relativity for their explanation; a revised chapter on relativistic stars, including new information on pulsars; an entirely rewritten chapter on cosmology; and an extended, comprehensive treatment of modern detectors and expected sources. Over 300 exercises, many new to this edition, give students the confidence to work with general relativity and the necessary mathematics, whilst the informal writing style makes the subject matter easily accessible. Password protected solutions for instructors are available at www.cambridge.org/9780521887052.

A Student s Manual for A First Course in General Relativity

Author: Robert B. Scott
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316445143
Release Date: 2016-01-21
Genre: Science

This comprehensive student manual has been designed to accompany the leading textbook by Bernard Schutz, A First Course in General Relativity, and uses detailed solutions, cross-referenced to several introductory and more advanced textbooks, to enable self-learners, undergraduates and postgraduates to master general relativity through problem solving. The perfect accompaniment to Schutz's textbook, this manual guides the reader step-by-step through over 200 exercises, with clear easy-to-follow derivations. It provides detailed solutions to almost half of Schutz's exercises, and includes 125 brand new supplementary problems that address the subtle points of each chapter. It includes a comprehensive index and collects useful mathematical results, such as transformation matrices and Christoffel symbols for commonly studied spacetimes, in an appendix. Supported by an online table categorising exercises, a Maple worksheet and an instructors' manual, this text provides an invaluable resource for all students and instructors using Schutz's textbook.

A First Course in General Relativity

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 9781467201780
Release Date: 2016-10-16
Genre: Education

Facts101 is your complete guide to A First Course in General Relativity. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

A First Course in Loop Quantum Gravity

Author: Rodolfo Gambini
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199590759
Release Date: 2011-09-22
Genre: Science

Loop quantum gravity is one of the modern contenders for a unified description of quantum mechanics and gravity. Up to now no book has covered the material at the level of a college student or of other readers with some knowledge of college level physics. This book fills that gap.

ber die spezielle und die allgemeine Relativit tstheorie

Author: Albert Einstein
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540877769
Release Date: 2008-12-01
Genre: Science

Albert Einstein selbst liefert in dem Band eine allgemein verständliche Einführung in seine Relativitätstheorie. „Der Verfasser hat sich die größte Mühe gegeben, die Hauptgedanken möglichst deutlich und einfach vorzubringen, (...) in solchem Zusammenhange, wie sie tatsächlich entstanden sind“, schreibt er im Vorwort. Einstein will seine Einsichten einem Publikum vermitteln, das „sich vom allgemein wissenschaftlichen, philosophischen Standpunkt für die Theorie“ interessiert, „ohne den mathematischen Apparat der theoretischen Physik zu beherrschen.“

Tensor Calculus Relativity and Cosmology

Author: Mirjana Dalarsson
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 012200681X
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Science

This book combines relativity, astrophysics, and cosmology in a single volume, providing an introduction to each subject that enables students to understand more detailed treatises as well as the current literature. The section on general relativity gives the case for a curved space-time, presents the mathematical background (tensor calculus, Riemannian geometry), discusses the Einstein equation and its solutions (including black holes, Penrose processes, and similar topics), and considers the energy-momentum tensor for various solutions. The next section on relativistic astrophysics discusses stellar contraction and collapse, neutron stars and their equations of state, black holes, and accretion onto collapsed objects. Lastly, the section on cosmology discusses various cosmological models, observational tests, and scenarios for the early universe. * Clearly combines relativity, astrophysics, and cosmology in a single volume so students can understand more detailed treatises and current literature * Extensive introductions to each section are followed by relevant examples and numerous exercises * Provides an easy-to-understand approach to this advanced field of mathematics and modern physics by providing highly detailed derivations of all equations and results

Cosmology

Author: Marc Lachièze-Rey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521479665
Release Date: 1995-10-12
Genre: Science

This book delivers a quantitative account of cosmology, designed for a nonspecialist audience. The author outlines basic principles using simple math and physics, but still provides rigorous models of the universe. He offers an ideal introduction to the key ideas in cosmology, without going into technical details. The approach used is based on the fundamental ideas of general relativity, such as the spacetime interval, comoving coordinates, and spacetime curvature. The book provides an up-to-date and thoughtful discussion of the Big Bang and the crucial questions of structure and galaxy formation. The author also briefly discusses questions of method and philosophical approaches in cosmology. Advanced undergraduates in either physics or mathematics will benefit greatly from this book, either as a course text or as a supplementary guide to cosmology courses.

Lectures on General Relativity

Author: A. Papapetrou
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9027705143
Release Date: 1974-11-30
Genre: Science

This book is an elaboration of lecture notes for the graduate course on General Rela tivity given by the author at Boston University in the spring semester of 1972. It is an introduction to the subject only, as the time available for the course was limited. The author of an introduction to General Relativity is faced from the beginning with the difficult task of choosing which material to include. A general criterion as sisting in this choice is provided by the didactic character of the book: Those chapters have to be included in priority, which will be most useful to the reader in enabling him to understand the methods used in General Relativity, the results obtained so far and possibly the problems still to be solved. This criterion is not sufficient to ensure a unique choice. General Relativity has developed to such a degree, that it is impossible to include in an introductory textbook of a reasonable length even a very condensed treatment of all important problems which have been discussed until now and the author is obliged to decide, in a more or less subjective manner, which of the more recent developments to omit. The following lines indicate by means of some examples the kind of choice made in this book.

Geometrical Methods of Mathematical Physics

Author: Bernard F. Schutz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521298873
Release Date: 1980-01-28
Genre: Mathematics

For physicists and applied mathematicians working in the fields of relativity and cosmology, high-energy physics and field theory, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and mechanics. This book provides an introduction to the concepts and techniques of modern differential theory, particularly Lie groups, Lie forms and differential forms.

Gravity from the Ground Up

Author: Bernard Schutz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521455065
Release Date: 2003-12-04
Genre: Science

An accessible introduction to astronomy and general relativity, requiring only high-school level mathematics.

A Short Course in General Relativity

Author: James A. Foster
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387275835
Release Date: 2010-04-30
Genre: Science

Suitable for a one-semester course in general relativity for senior undergraduates or beginning graduate students, this text clarifies the mathematical aspects of Einstein's theory of relativity without sacrificing physical understanding.