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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

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This book is based on a set of 18 class-tested lectures delivered to fourth-year physics undergraduates at Griffith University in Brisbane, and the book presents new discoveries by the Nobel-prize winning LIGO collaboration. The author begins with a review of special relativity and tensors and then develops the basic elements of general relativity (a beautiful theory that unifies special relativity and gravitation via geometry) with applications to the gravitational deflection of light, global positioning systems, black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology. The book provides readers with a solid understanding of the underlying physical concepts; an ability to appreciate and in many cases derive important applications of the theory; and a solid grounding for those wishing to pursue their studies further. General Relativity: An Introduction to Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, and Cosmology also connects general relativity with broader topics. There is no doubt that general relativity is an active and exciting field of physics, and this book successfully transmits that excitement to readers.

Preface About the author List of symbols 1. Concepts in special relativity 2. Tensors in relativity 3. The equivalence principle and local inertial frames 4. The motion of freely falling particles in general relativity 5. The Schwarzchild metric and black holes 6. Tensors and geometry 7. Einstein's field equations 8. Solving the field equations: vacuum solutions 9. Solving the field equations: cosmological solutions Appendices

ISBN: 9781681748825
ISBN-10: 1681748827
Series: Iop Concise Physics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 138
Published: 23rd March 2018
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 0.76
Weight (kg): 0.25