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The Resource Gravitation : foundations and frontiers, T. Padmanabhan

Gravitation : foundations and frontiers, T. Padmanabhan

Label
Gravitation : foundations and frontiers
Title
Gravitation
Title remainder
foundations and frontiers
Statement of responsibility
T. Padmanabhan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Covering all aspects of gravitation in a contemporary style, this advanced textbook is ideal for graduate students and researchers in all areas of theoretical physics." "The 'Foundations' section develops the formalism in six chapters, and uses it in the next four chapters to discuss four key applications-spherical spacetimes, black holes, gravitational waves and cosmology. The six chapters in the 'Frontiers' section describe cosmological perturbation theory, quantum fields in curved spacetime, and the Hamiltonian structure of general relativity, among several other advanced topics, some of which are covered in-depth for the first time in a textbook." "The modular structure of the book allows different sections to be combined to suit a variety of courses. More than 225 exercises are included to test and develop the reader's understanding. There are also over 30 projects to help readers make the transition from the book to their own original research."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Padmanabhan, T.
Dewey number
531/.14
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC178
LC item number
.P226 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gravitation
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Gravitation
  • Gravitation
  • Gravitationstheorie
Label
Gravitation : foundations and frontiers, T. Padmanabhan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 689-694) 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
Special relativity -- Scalar and electromagnetic fields in special relativity -- Gravity and spacetime geometry: the inescapable connection -- Metric tensor, geodesics and covariant derivative -- Curvature of spacetime -- Einstein's field equations and gravitational dynamics -- Spherically symmetric geometry -- Black holes -- Gravitational waves -- Relativistic cosmology -- Differential forms and exterior calculus -- Hamitonian structure of general relativity -- Evolution of cosmological perturbations -- Quantum field theory in curved spacetime -- Gravity in higher and lower dimensions -- Gravity as an emergent phenomenon
Control code
422765309
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxviii, 700 pages
Isbn
9780521882231
Lccn
2009038009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Gift purchased by the UMKC Friends of the Library.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)422765309
Label
Gravitation : foundations and frontiers, T. Padmanabhan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 689-694) 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
Special relativity -- Scalar and electromagnetic fields in special relativity -- Gravity and spacetime geometry: the inescapable connection -- Metric tensor, geodesics and covariant derivative -- Curvature of spacetime -- Einstein's field equations and gravitational dynamics -- Spherically symmetric geometry -- Black holes -- Gravitational waves -- Relativistic cosmology -- Differential forms and exterior calculus -- Hamitonian structure of general relativity -- Evolution of cosmological perturbations -- Quantum field theory in curved spacetime -- Gravity in higher and lower dimensions -- Gravity as an emergent phenomenon
Control code
422765309
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxviii, 700 pages
Isbn
9780521882231
Lccn
2009038009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Gift purchased by the UMKC Friends of the Library.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)422765309

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