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An Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology

An Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology

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  • Date Published: August 2006
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521856232

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  • General relativity is a cornerstone of modern physics, and is of major importance in its applications to cosmology. Plebanski and Krasinski are experts in the field and in this book they provide a thorough introduction to general relativity, guiding the reader through complete derivations of the most important results. Providing coverage from a unique viewpoint, geometrical, physical and astrophysical properties of inhomogeneous cosmological models are all systematically and clearly presented, allowing the reader to follow and verify all derivations. For advanced undergraduates and graduates in physics and astronomy, this textbook will enable students to develop expertise in the mathematical techniques necessary to study general relativity.

    • A self-contained account of cosmology in general geometry
    • Contains exercises, with hints but no solutions
    • No other textbook published previously had devoted so much attention to cosmology described by exact methods of relativity
    • The first ever presentation in textbook form of significant papers written in the 70s and 80s
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    'In the time-honoured tradition of many books from CUP, An Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology cannot really be described as an introduction at all. … an excellent high-level textbook that includes a number of topics that are not readily to be found elsewhere. I recommend it very highly for students who have studied General Relativity already (perhaps having read a real 'introductory' book), and who would like to gain a deeper mathematical insight into the subject. … For anyone looking for a thorough mathematical treatment of General Relativity, or for a supplement to existing books, this is highly recommended. It is not a standard text by any means, but I would be surprised if there was anyone who didn't find in it something new, interesting, and enlightening.' The Observatory

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    • Date Published: August 2006
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521856232
    • length: 558 pages
    • dimensions: 250 x 180 x 30 mm
    • weight: 1.25kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. How the theory of relativity came into being (a brief historical sketch)
    Part I. Elements of Differential Geometry:
    2. A short sketch of two-dimensional differential geometries
    3. Tensors, tensor densities
    4. Covariant derivatives
    5. Parallel transport and geodesic lines
    6. Curvature of a manifold: flat manifolds
    7. Riemannian geometry
    8. Symmetries of Rieman spaces, invariance of tensors
    9. Methods to calculate the curvature quickly - Cartan forms and algebraic computer programs
    10. The spatially homogeneous Bianchi-type spacetimes
    11. The Petrov classification by the spinor method
    Part II. The Gravitation Theory:
    12. The Einstein equations and the sources of a gravitational field
    13. The Maxwell and Einstein-Maxwell equations and the Kaluza-Klein theory
    14. Spherically symmetric gravitational field of isolated objects
    15. Relativistic hydrodynamics and thermodynamics
    16. Relativistic cosmology I: general geometry
    17. Relativistic cosmology II: the Robertson-Walker geometry
    18. Relativistic cosmology III: the Lemaître-Tolman geometry
    19. Relativistic cosmology IV: generalisations of L-T and related geometries
    20. The Kerr solution
    21. Subjects omitted in this book
    References.

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    Jerzy Plebanski, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico

    Andrzej Krasinski, Polish Academy of Sciences

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