Author 
Grn, yvind,

Series 
Undergraduate texts in physics. 

Undergraduate texts in physics.

Subject 
Relativity (Physics)

Description 
1 online resource. 

polychrome rdacc 
Edition 
Second edition. 
Bibliography Note 
Includes bibliographical references and index. 
Summary 
The revised and updated 2nd edition of this established textbook provides a selfcontained introduction to the general theory of relativity, describing not only the physical principles and applications of the theory, but also the mathematics needed, in particular the calculus of differential forms. Updated throughout, the book contains more detailed explanations and extended discussions of several conceptual points, and strengthened mathematical deductions where required. It includes examples of work conducted in the ten years since the first edition of the book was published, for example the pedagogically helpful concept of a "river of space" and a more detailed discussion of how far the principle of relativity is contained in the general theory of relativity. Also presented is a discussion of the concept of the 'gravitational field' in Einstein's theory, and some new material concerning the 'twin paradox' in the theory of relativity. Finally, the book contains a new section about gravitational waves, exploring the dramatic progress in this field following the LIGO observations. Based on a longestablished masters course, the book serves advanced undergraduate and graduate level students, and also provides a useful reference for researchers. 
Note 
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 15, 2020). 
Contents 
Newtons Law of Universal Gravitation  The Special Theory of Relativity  Vectors, Tensors and Forms  Accelerated Reference Frames  Covariant Differentiation  Curvature  Einsteins Field Equations  The Schwarzschild Spacetime  The linear field approximation and gravitational waves  Black Holes  Sources of gravitational fields  Cosmology. 
ISBN 
9783030438623 (electronic bk.) 

3030438627 (electronic bk.) 

3030438619 

9783030438616 
ISBN/ISSN 
10.1007/978303043 
OCLC # 
1156012402 
Additional Format 
Original 3030438619 9783030438616 (OCoLC)1142016638. 
