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An introduction to relativity, Jayant V. Narlikar, (electronic resource)

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An introduction to relativity
Title
An introduction to relativity
Statement of responsibility
Jayant V. Narlikar
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Language
eng
Summary
"General relativity is now an essential part of undergraduate and graduate courses in physics, astrophysics and applied mathematics. This simple, user-friendly introduction to relativity is ideal for a first course in the subject. Beginning with a comprehensive but simple review of special relativity, the book creates a framework from which to launch the ideas of general relativity. After describing the basic theory, it moves on to describe important applications to astrophysics, black hole physics, and cosmology. Several worked examples, and numerous figures and images, help students appreciate the underlying concepts. There are also 180 exercises which test and develop students' understanding of the subject. The textbook presents all the necessary information and discussion for an elementary approach to relativity. Password-protected solutions to the exercises are available to instructors at www.cambridge.org/9780521735612"--Provided by publisher
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MiAaPQ
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
An introduction to relativity, Jayant V. Narlikar, (electronic resource)
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An introduction to relativity, Jayant V. Narlikar, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The special theory of relativity -- From special to the general theory of relativity -- Vectors and tensors -- Covariant differentiation -- Curvature of spacetime -- Spacetime symmetries -- Physics in curved spacetime -- Einstein's equations -- The Schwarzschild solutions -- Experimental tests of general relativity -- Gravitational radiation -- Relativistic astrophysics --Black holes -- The expanding universe -- Friedmann models -- The early universe -- Observational cosmology -- Beyond relativity
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Extent
viii, 363 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote

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