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By M. P. Hobson,G. P. Efstathiou,A. N. Lasenby

ISBN-10: 0521536391

ISBN-13: 9780521536394

ISBN-10: 0521829518

ISBN-13: 9780521829519

common Relativity: An creation for Physicists presents a transparent mathematical advent to Einstein's concept of normal relativity. It offers a variety of functions of the idea, focusing on its actual effects. After reviewing the elemental techniques, the authors current a transparent and intuitive dialogue of the mathematical historical past, together with the mandatory instruments of tensor calculus and differential geometry. those instruments are then used to boost the subject of exact relativity and to debate electromagnetism in Minkowski spacetime. Gravitation as spacetime curvature is then brought and the sphere equations of basic relativity derived. After employing the speculation to a variety of actual occasions, the ebook concludes with a short dialogue of classical box conception and the derivation of basic relativity from a variational precept. Written for complicated undergraduate and graduate scholars, this approachable textbook comprises over three hundred routines to light up and expand the dialogue within the text.

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