The mathematical theory of cosmic strings : cosmic strings in the wire approximation
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 Malcolm R. Anderson.
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 Bristol ; Philadelphia : Institute of Physics Pub., c2003.
 Physical description
 xii, 380 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
 Series
 Series in high energy physics, cosmology, and gravitation.
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 Anderson, Malcolm R.
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 Includes bibliographical references (p. 359366) 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 RobertsonWalker metric. other background metrics. Part II The gravitational field of a cosmic spring: Infinite straight strings. Systems of straight strings and closed timelike curves. Travelingwave solutions and the interaction of strings with gravitational waves. Circular cosmic strings. Part III Towards a selfconsistent theory of string dynamics: The weakfield approximation. The gravitational field at small distances. Cosmic strings and black holes.
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 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 NambuGoto action. The author's purpose is to provide a standard reference to all work that has been published since the mid1970s 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.
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 Publication date
 2003
 Series
 Series in high energy physics, cosmology and gravitation
 ISBN
 0750301600 (hbk.)
 9780750301602 (hbk.)