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The Resource General relativity : an introduction to black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology, Michael J.W. Hall

General relativity : an introduction to black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology, Michael J.W. Hall

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General relativity : an introduction to black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology
Title
General relativity
Title remainder
an introduction to black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology
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Michael J.W. Hall
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Language
eng
Summary
General Relativity: An Introduction to Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, and Cosmology provides readers with a solid understanding of the underlying physical concepts of general relativity. It also shows how they may derive important applications of the theory and is a solid grounding for those wishing to pursue further study. This thorough primer is based on class-tested undergraduate lectures from Griffith University, Brisbane. It develops the basic elements of general relativity with applications to the gravitational deflection of light, GPS, black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology
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Michael Hall received his PhD from the Australian National University in 1989. Since then he has worked in various areas of the foundations of physics, from both inside and outside academia (including a year as a Humboldt Fellow in Ulm, and sixteen as a patent examiner). For the last six years he has been a research fellow in the Centre for Quantum Dynamics at Griffith University in Brisbane and has recently taken up a visiting fellowship at the Australian National University in Canberra.
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Hall, Michael J. W
Dewey number
530.11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Appropriate as an accessible introductory guide/reference for undergraduate students and general interest readers
LC call number
QC173.6
LC item number
.H354 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • Institute of Physics (Great Britain)
Series statement
IOP concise physics,
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  • General relativity (Physics)
  • Black holes (Astronomy)
  • Gravitational waves
  • Cosmology
  • Gravity
  • SCIENCE / Gravity
  • Black holes (Astronomy)
  • Cosmology
  • General relativity (Physics)
  • Gravitational waves
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adult
Label
General relativity : an introduction to black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology, Michael J.W. Hall
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  • "Version: 20180301"--Title page verso
  • "A Morgan & Claypool publication as part of IOP Concise Physics"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Concepts in special relativity -- 1.1. Galilean relativity -- 1.2. Inertial frames -- 1.3. Special relativity -- 1.4. Velocity addition, length contraction, and time dilation -- 1.5. Questions
  • 2. Tensors in relativity -- 2.1. Motivation -- 2.2. General tensors and their basic properties -- 2.3. Lorentz tensors -- 2.4. Example : 4-momentum and force -- 2.5. Example : Doppler effect -- 2.6. Questions
  • 3. The equivalence principle and local inertial frames -- 3.1. Inertial versus gravitational mass -- 3.2. Einstein's equivalence principle -- 3.3. Local inertial frames -- 3.4. Questions
  • 4. The motion of freely falling particles in general relativity -- 4.1. Local inertial frames and the geodesic equation -- 4.2. The metric tensor -- 4.3. Gravity as geometry -- 4.4. The Newtonian limit -- 4.5. Questions
  • 5. The Schwarzschild metric and black holes -- 5.1. Spherical symmetry and the Schwarzschild metric -- 5.2. Geodesics in spherically symmetric spacetimes -- 5.3. Particle geodesics in a Schwarzschild spacetime -- 5.4. Deflection of light by the Sun -- 5.5. Falling into a black hole -- 5.6. Questions
  • 6. Tensors and geometry -- 6.1. Covariant derivatives -- 6.2. Basic properties of covariant derivatives -- 6.3. Riemann and Ricci tensors -- 6.4. Symmetries and Bianchi identities -- 6.5. Questions
  • 7. Einstein's field equations -- 7.1. Overview -- 7.2. Energy-momentum tensor and conservation laws -- 7.3. The field equations for general relativity -- 7.4. The cosmological constant -- 7.5. Questions
  • 8. Solving the field equations : vacuum solutions -- 8.1. The vacuum field equations -- 8.2. The Schwarzschild-de Sitter solution -- 8.3. Gravitational waves -- 8.4. Questions
  • 9. Solving the field equations : cosmological solutions -- 9.1. The cosmological principle -- 9.2. The Friedmann-Robertson-Walker metric -- 9.3. Friedmann-Robertson-Walker universes -- 9.4. Questions
  • Appendices. A. Derivation of Lorentz transformations -- B. Derivation of Einstein's field equations -- C. Remarks on selected questions
Control code
1030775297
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume (various pagings))
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781681748832
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1088/978-1-6817-4885-6
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1030775297
Label
General relativity : an introduction to black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology, Michael J.W. Hall
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • "Version: 20180301"--Title page verso
  • "A Morgan & Claypool publication as part of IOP Concise Physics"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Concepts in special relativity -- 1.1. Galilean relativity -- 1.2. Inertial frames -- 1.3. Special relativity -- 1.4. Velocity addition, length contraction, and time dilation -- 1.5. Questions
  • 2. Tensors in relativity -- 2.1. Motivation -- 2.2. General tensors and their basic properties -- 2.3. Lorentz tensors -- 2.4. Example : 4-momentum and force -- 2.5. Example : Doppler effect -- 2.6. Questions
  • 3. The equivalence principle and local inertial frames -- 3.1. Inertial versus gravitational mass -- 3.2. Einstein's equivalence principle -- 3.3. Local inertial frames -- 3.4. Questions
  • 4. The motion of freely falling particles in general relativity -- 4.1. Local inertial frames and the geodesic equation -- 4.2. The metric tensor -- 4.3. Gravity as geometry -- 4.4. The Newtonian limit -- 4.5. Questions
  • 5. The Schwarzschild metric and black holes -- 5.1. Spherical symmetry and the Schwarzschild metric -- 5.2. Geodesics in spherically symmetric spacetimes -- 5.3. Particle geodesics in a Schwarzschild spacetime -- 5.4. Deflection of light by the Sun -- 5.5. Falling into a black hole -- 5.6. Questions
  • 6. Tensors and geometry -- 6.1. Covariant derivatives -- 6.2. Basic properties of covariant derivatives -- 6.3. Riemann and Ricci tensors -- 6.4. Symmetries and Bianchi identities -- 6.5. Questions
  • 7. Einstein's field equations -- 7.1. Overview -- 7.2. Energy-momentum tensor and conservation laws -- 7.3. The field equations for general relativity -- 7.4. The cosmological constant -- 7.5. Questions
  • 8. Solving the field equations : vacuum solutions -- 8.1. The vacuum field equations -- 8.2. The Schwarzschild-de Sitter solution -- 8.3. Gravitational waves -- 8.4. Questions
  • 9. Solving the field equations : cosmological solutions -- 9.1. The cosmological principle -- 9.2. The Friedmann-Robertson-Walker metric -- 9.3. Friedmann-Robertson-Walker universes -- 9.4. Questions
  • Appendices. A. Derivation of Lorentz transformations -- B. Derivation of Einstein's field equations -- C. Remarks on selected questions
Control code
1030775297
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume (various pagings))
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781681748832
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1088/978-1-6817-4885-6
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1030775297

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