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An Introduction to Relativistic Gravitation

An Introduction to Relativistic Gravitation

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  • Date Published: June 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521459303

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  • This is an introductory textbook on applications of general relativity to astrophysics and cosmology. The aim is to provide advanced students with a toolkit for understanding astronomical phenomena that involve velocities close to that of light or intense gravitational fields. The author gives a thorough grounding in special relativity, with space-time the central concept. Examples of relativistic gravitation in action are drawn from the astrophysical domain. The book can be read on two levels: first as an introductory fast-track course, and then as a detailed course reinforced by problems that illuminate technical examples. The book has extensive links to the literature of relativistic astrophysics and cosmology.

    • Based on many years of teaching experience and class testing
    • A compact course with the emphasis on mastering the fundamentals
    • Specifically designed for application to theoretical astrophysics and cosmology
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    'This textbook offers a thorough application of relativity theory to astrophysics and modern cosmology … the reviewer found Hakim's descriptions both useful and clear and a well-ordered progression of the material has been presented … Hakim's text must rank amongst the best of them.' A. D. Andrews, Irish Astronomical Journal

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521459303
    • length: 288 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.611kg
    • contains: 100 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Newtonian gravitation
    2. Minkowski space-time
    3. Relativistic forms of physical laws
    4. Gravitation and special relativity
    5. Electromagnetism and relativistic hydrodynamics
    6. What is curved space?
    7. The principle of equivalence
    8. Einstein's relativistic gravitation

  • Author

    Remi Hakim, Observatoire de Paris, Meudon


    Andrew King

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