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1 online resource (410 p.) : digital, PDF file(s).
  • Preface-- 1. Fundamental principles of special relativity-- 2. Vector analysis in special relativity-- 3. Tensor analysis in special relativity-- 4. Perfect fluids in special relativity-- 5. Preface to curvature-- 6. Curved manifolds-- 7. Physics in a curved spacetime-- 8. The Einstein field equations-- 9. Gravitational radiation-- 10. Spherical solutions for stars-- 11. Schwarzschild geometry and black holes-- 12. Cosmology-- References-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521887052 20160609
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521887052 20160609
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xiv, 513 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Special Relativity and Flat Spacetime. 2. Manifolds. 3. Curvature. 4. Gravitation. 5. The Schwarzchild Solution. 6. More General Black Holes. 7. Perturbation Theory and Gravitational Radiation. 8. Cosmology. 9. Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime. 10. Appendicies.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780805387322 20160528
Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity provides a lucid and thoroughly modern introduction to general relativity. With an accessible and lively writing style, it introduces modern techniques to what can often be a formal and intimidating subject. Readers are led from the 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780805387322 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
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xi, 383 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Overview: The Organization of the Book-- PART A: SPECIAL RELATIVITY-- 2. The K-Calculus-- 3. The Key Attributes of Special Relativity-- 4. The Elements of Relativistic Mechanics-- PART B: THE FORMALISM OF TENSORS-- 5. Tensor Algebra-- 6. Tensor Calculus-- 7. Integration, Variation, and Symmetry-- PART C: GENERAL RELATIVITY-- 8. Special Relativity Revisited-- 9. The Principles of General Relativity-- 10. The Field Equations of General Relativity-- 11. General Relativity from a Variation Principle-- 12. The Energy-Momentum Tensor-- 13. The Structure of the Field Equations-- 14. The Schwarzschild Solution-- 15. Experimental Tests of General Relativity-- PART D: BLACK HOLES-- 16. Non-Rotating Black Holes-- 17. Maximal Extension and Conformal Compactification-- 18. Charged Black Holes-- 19. Rotating Black Holes-- PART E: GRAVITATIONAL WAVES-- 20. Plane Gravitational Waves-- 21. Radiation from an Isolated Source-- PART F: COSMOLOGY-- 22. Relativistic Cosmology-- 23. Cosmological Models.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198596868 20160528
There is little doubt that Einstein's theory of relativity captures the imagination. Not only has it radically altered the way we view the universe, but the theory also has a considerable number of surprises in store. This is especially so in the three main topics of current interest that this book reaches, namely: black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology. The main aim of this textbook is to provide students with a sound mathematical introduction coupled to an understanding of the physical insights needed to explore the subject. Indeed, the book follows Einstein in that it introduces the theory very much from a physical point of view. After introducing the special theory of relativity, the basic field equations of gravitation are derived and discussed carefully as a prelude to first solving them in simple cases and then exploring the three main areas of application. Einstein's theory of relativity is undoubtedly one of the greatest achievements of the human mind. Yet, in this book, the author makes it possible for students with a wide range of abilities to deal confidently with the subject. Based on the author's fifteen years experience of teaching this subject, this is achieved by breaking down the main arguments into simple logical steps. The book includes numerous illustrative diagrams and exercises (of varying degrees of difficulty), and as a result this book makes an excellent course for any student coming to the subject for the first time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198596868 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
PHYSICS-262-01
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xiv, 376 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface-- 1. Special relativity-- 2. Vector analysis in special relativity-- 3. Tensor analysis in special relativity-- 4. Perfect fluids in special relativity-- 5. Preface to curvature-- 6. Curved manifolds-- 7. Physics in a curved spacetime-- 8. The Einstein field equations-- 9. Gravitational radiation-- 10. Spherical solutions for stars-- 11. Schwarzschild geometry and black holes-- 12. Cosmology-- Appendices-- References-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521277037 20160528
General relativity has become one of the central pillars of theoretical physics, with important applications in both astrophysics and high-energy particle physics, and no modern theoretical physicist's education should be regarded as complete without some study of the subject. This textbook, based on the author's own undergraduate teaching, develops general relativity and its associated mathematics from a minimum of prerequisites, leading to a physical understanding of the theory in some depth. It reinforces this understanding by making a detailed study of the theory's most important applications - neutron stars, black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology - using the most up-to-date astronomical developments. The book is suitable for a one-year course for beginning graduate students or for undergraduates in physics who have studied special relativity, vector calculus, and electrostatics. Graduate students should be able to use the book selectively for half-year courses.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521277037 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
PHYSICS-262-01

5. General relativity [1984]

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xiii, 491 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Engineering Library (Terman)
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xxviii, 657 p. illus. 23 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Engineering Library (Terman)
PHYSICS-262-01