By (author) Robert M. Wald
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General Relativity by Robert M. Wald
Book Description"Wald's book is clearly the first textbook on general relativity with a totally modern point of view; and it succeeds very well where others are only partially successful. The book includes full discussions of many problems of current interest which are not treated in any extant book, and all these matters are considered with perception and understanding." S. Chandrasekhar "A "tour de force" lucid, straightforward, mathematically rigorous, exacting in the analysis of the theory in its physical aspect." L. P. Hughston, "Times Higher Education Supplement" "Truly excellent. . . . A sophisticated text of manageable size that will probably be read by every student of relativity, astrophysics, and field theory for years to come." James W. York, "Physics Today""
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226870335
(200mm x 230mm x 36mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1984
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert M. Wald
Black Holes and Relativistic Stars, Paperback (May 1999)
Black holes and neutron stars are generally recognized as key components of many astrophysical systems. Based on a symposium held in honour of S. Chandrasekhar, these papers provide a comprehensive summary of progress made in the 1990s on the theory of black holes and relativistic stars.
Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime and Black Hole Thermodynamics, Paperback (September 1994)View all books by Robert M. Wald
In this book, the author provides an pedagogical introduction to the formulation of quantum field theory in curved spacetime. The main features of the theory and the relations between different approaches are clarified here along with the Unruh effect and the Hawking effect.
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Author Biography - Robert M. Wald
Robert M. Wald is professor in the Department of Physics and the Enrico Fermi Institute at the University of Chicago. He is the author of "Space, Time, and Gravity: The Theory of the Big Bang and Black Holes," also published by the University of Chicago Press.
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