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The mathematical theory of cosmic strings : cosmic strings in the wire approximation / Malcolm R. Anderson.

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Author/Creator:
Anderson, Malcolm R.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2003
Imprint:
Bristol ; Philadelphia : Institute of Physics Pub., c2003.
Format:
  • Book
  • xii, 380 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 359-366) and index.
Contents:
  • Part I String dynamics in a fixed background: The elements of string dynamics. String dynamics in Minkowski Spacetime. A bestiary of known trajectories in Minkowski Spacetime. String dynamics in a Robertson-Walker metric. other background metrics. Part II The gravitational field of a cosmic spring: Infinite straight strings. Systems of straight strings and closed timelike curves. Traveling-wave solutions and the interaction of strings with gravitational waves. Circular cosmic strings. Part III Towards a self-consistent theory of string dynamics: The weak-field approximation. The gravitational field at small distances. Cosmic strings and black holes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
This book is a comprehensive survey of the current state of knowledge about the dynamics and gravitational properties of cosmic strings treated in the idealized classical approximation as line singularities described by the Nambu-Goto action. The author's purpose is to provide a standard reference to all work that has been published since the mid-1970s and to link this work together in a single conceptual framework and a single notational formalism. A working knowledge of basic general relativity is assumed. The book will be essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students in mathematics, theoretical physics, and astronomy interested in cosmic strings.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Series:
Series in high energy physics, cosmology, and gravitation.
Subjects:
ISBN:
0750301600
9780750301602

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