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General Relativity
By M. P. Hobson

General Relativity

An Introduction for Physicists

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General Relativity by M. P. Hobson

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General Relativity: An Introduction for Physicists provides a clear mathematical introduction to Einstein's theory of general relativity. It presents a wide range of applications of the theory, concentrating on its physical consequences. After reviewing the basic concepts, the authors present a clear and intuitive discussion of the mathematical background, including the necessary tools of tensor calculus and differential geometry. These tools are then used to develop the topic of special relativity and to discuss electromagnetism in Minkowski spacetime. Gravitation as spacetime curvature is then introduced and the field equations of general relativity derived. After applying the theory to a wide range of physical situations, the book concludes with a brief discussion of classical field theory and the derivation of general relativity from a variational principle. Written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, this approachable textbook contains over 300 exercises to illuminate and extend the discussion in the text.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521829519
ISBN-10: 0521829518
Format: Hardback
(247mm x 174mm x 32mm)
Pages: 592
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - M. P. Hobson

Michael Hobson is a Reader in Astrophysics and Cosmology at the Cavendish Laboratory. He is also Director of Natural Sciences at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. George Efstathiou is Director of the Institute of Astronomy, the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the Royal Society. Anthony Lasenby is Professor of Astrophysics and Cosmology and Head of both the Astrophysics Group and the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory at the University of Cambridge.

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