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The Resource Theory of Gravitational Interactions, by Maurizio Gasperini, (electronic resource)

Theory of Gravitational Interactions, by Maurizio Gasperini, (electronic resource)

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Theory of Gravitational Interactions
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Theory of Gravitational Interactions
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by Maurizio Gasperini
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This is the second edition of a well-received book that is a modern, self-contained introduction to the theory of gravitational interactions. The new edition includes more details on gravitational waves of cosmological origin, the so-called brane world scenario, and gravitational time-delay effects. The first part of the book follows the traditional presentation of general relativity as a geometric theory of the macroscopic gravitational field, while the second, more advanced part discusses the deep analogies (and differences) between a geometric theory of gravity and the 2gauge3 theories of the other fundamental interactions. This fills a gap within the traditional approach to general relativity which usually leaves students puzzled about the role of gravity. The required notions of differential geometry are reduced to the minimum, allowing room for aspects of gravitational physics of current phenomenological and theoretical interest, such as the properties of gravitational waves, the gravitational interactions of spinors, and the supersymmetric and higher-dimensional generalization of the Einstein equations. This textbook is primarily intended for students pursuing a theoretical or astroparticle curriculum but is also relevant for PhD students and young researchers.
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Theory of Gravitational Interactions, by Maurizio Gasperini, (electronic resource)
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Theory of Gravitational Interactions, by Maurizio Gasperini, (electronic resource)
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Elementary Notions of Relativistic Field Theory -- Towards a Relativistic Theory of Gravity -- Tensor Calculus in a Riemann Manifold -- Maxwell Equations and Riemann Geometry -- Test Bodies and Signals in a Riemann Space{u2013}Time -- Geodesic Deviation and Curvature Tensor -- The Einstein Equations for the Gravitational Field -- The Weak-Field Approximation -- Gravitational Waves -- The Schwarzschild Solution -- The Kasner Solution -- Vierbeins and Lorentz Connection -- The Dirac Equation in a Gravitational Field -- Supersymmetry and Supergravity -- Appendix A The Language of Differential Forms -- Appendix B Higher-Dimensional Gravity -- References -- Index
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2nd ed. 2017.
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XVII, 373 p. 14 illus.
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