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Spacetime and Singularities : An Introduction - Gregory L. Naber

Spacetime and Singularities

An Introduction

By: Gregory L. Naber, J. Bruce (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st May 1989
ISBN: 9780521336123
Number Of Pages: 192

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Naber provides an elementary introduction to the geometrical methods and notions used in special and general relativity. Particular emphasis is placed on the ideas concerned with the structure of space-time and that play a role in the Penrose-Hawking singularity theorems. The author's primary purpose is to give a rigorous proof of the simplest of these theorems, by the one that is representative of the whole. He provides exercises and examples at the end of each chapter. No previous exposure either to relativity theory of differential geometry is required of the reader, as necessary concepts are developed when needed, though some restrictions ae imposed on the types of space considered.

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"...fills a need to introduce the singularity theorems, their concepts and techniques to seniors or beginning graduate students." Physics in Canada

Preface
The geometry of Minkowski spacetime
Some concepts from relativistic mechanics
More general spacetimes: gravity
The proof of Hawking's theorem
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521336123
ISBN-10: 0521336120
Series: London Mathematical Society Student Texts
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st May 1989
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.09  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.24

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