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An introduction to relativity, Jayant V. Narlikar

Label
An introduction to relativity
Title
An introduction to relativity
Statement of responsibility
Jayant V. Narlikar
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"General relativity is now an essential part of undergraduate and graduate courses in physics, astrophysics and applied mathematics. This simple, user-friendly introduction to relativity is ideal for a first course in the subject. Beginning with a comprehensive but simple review of special relativity, the book creates a framework from which to launch the ideas of general relativity. After describing the basic theory, it moves on to describe important applications to astrophysics, black hole physics, and cosmology. Several worked examples, and numerous figures and images, help students appreciate the underlying concepts. There are also 180 exercises which test and develop students' understanding of the subject. The textbook presents all the necessary information and discussion for an elementary approach to relativity. Password-protected solutions to the exercises are available to instructors at www.cambridge.org/9780521735612"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Narlikar, Jayant Vishnu
Dewey number
530.11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC173.6
LC item number
.N369 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
General relativity (Physics)
Label
An introduction to relativity, Jayant V. Narlikar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The special theory of relativity -- From special to the general theory of relativity -- Vectors and tensors -- Covariant differentiation -- Curvature of spacetime -- Spacetime symmetries -- Physics in curved spacetime -- Einstein's equations -- The Schwarzschild solutions -- Experimental tests of general relativity -- Gravitational radiation -- Relativistic astrophysics --Black holes -- The expanding universe -- Friedmann models -- The early universe -- Observational cosmology -- Beyond relativity
Control code
435628926
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
viii, 363 pages
Isbn
9780521735612
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009035288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)435628926
Label
An introduction to relativity, Jayant V. Narlikar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The special theory of relativity -- From special to the general theory of relativity -- Vectors and tensors -- Covariant differentiation -- Curvature of spacetime -- Spacetime symmetries -- Physics in curved spacetime -- Einstein's equations -- The Schwarzschild solutions -- Experimental tests of general relativity -- Gravitational radiation -- Relativistic astrophysics --Black holes -- The expanding universe -- Friedmann models -- The early universe -- Observational cosmology -- Beyond relativity
Control code
435628926
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
viii, 363 pages
Isbn
9780521735612
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009035288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)435628926

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