Introduction to general relativity
 Responsibility
 John Dirk Walecka.
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, c2007.
 Physical description
 xii, 342 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Access
Available online
Engineering Library (Terman)
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Call number  Status 

QC173.6 .W353 2007  Unknown 
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Creators/Contributors
 Author/Creator
 Walecka, John Dirk, 1932
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliography (p. 327329) and index.
 Contents

 Particle on a TwoDimensional Surface Curvilinear Coordinate Systems Particle on a TwoDimensional Surface  Revisited Some Tensor Analysis Special Relativity General Relativity Precession of Perihelion Gravitational Redshift Neutron Stars Cosmology Gravitational Radiation Special Topics Problems.
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 Publisher's Summary
 A working knowledge of Einstein's theory of general relativity is an essential tool for every physicist today. This selfcontained book is an introductory text on the subject aimed at firstyear graduate students, or advanced undergraduates, in physics that assumes only a basic understanding of classical Lagrangian mechanics. The mechanics problem of a point mass constrained to move without friction on a twodimensional surface of arbitrary shape serves as a paradigm for the development of the mathematics and physics of general relativity. After reviewing special relativity, the basic principles of general relativity are presented, and the most important applications are discussed. The final special topics section guides the reader through a few important areas of current research. This book will allow the reader to approach the more advanced texts and monographs, as well as the continual influx of fascinating new experimental results, with a deeper understanding and sense of appreciation.
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Subjects
 Subject
 General relativity (Physics) > Mathematics.
Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2007
 ISBN
 9812705856
 9789812705853