An introduction to the relativistic theory of gravitation
 Author/Creator
 Hájíček, P. (Petr)
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 Berlin : Springer, c2008.
 Physical description
 xiii, 280 p. ; 24 cm.
 Series
 Lecture notes in physics 750.
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Contributors
 Contributor
 Meyer, Frank.
 Metzger, Jan.
Contents/Summary
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 Includes bibliographical references and index.
 Contents

 Geometrization of Mechanics. Relativistic Particle Dynamics in Gravitational Fields. Field Dynamics. Dynamics of Gravity. Cosmological Models. Rotationally Symmetric Models of Stars. Stationary Black Holes.
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 Publisher's Summary
 The geometric interpretation of gravitation is one of the major foundations of modern theoretical physics. This primer introduces classical general relativity with emphasis on the clarity of conceptual structure and on the basic mathematical methods to build up systematically application skills. The wealth of physical phenomena entailed by Einstein's equations is revealed with the help of specific models describing gravitomagnetism, gravitational waves, cosmology, gravitational collapse and black holes. Endofchapter exercises complete the main text. This book is based on classtested notes for courses that have been held by the author over many years at the University of Bern, where Einstein worked at the local patent office and where the foundations of special relativity were laid.
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Subjects
 Subject
 General relativity (Physics)
Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2008
 Responsibility
 P. Hájíček ; translated by Frank Meyer and Jan Metzger.
 Series
 Lecture notes in physics, 00758450 ; 750
 ISBN
 9783540786580
 3540786589
 9783540786597
 3540786597
 3642097421
 9783642097423