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An introduction to general relativity and cosmology, Jerzy Plebański, Andrzej Krasiński

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An introduction to general relativity and cosmology
Title
An introduction to general relativity and cosmology
Statement of responsibility
Jerzy Plebański, Andrzej Krasiński
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Language
eng
Summary
General relativity is a cornerstone of modern physics, and is of major importance in its applications to cosmology. Plebanski and Krasinski are experts in the field and in this 2006 book they provide a thorough introduction to general relativity, guiding the reader through complete derivations of the most important results. Providing coverage from a unique viewpoint, geometrical, physical and astrophysical properties of inhomogeneous cosmological models are all systematically and clearly presented, allowing the reader to follow and verify all derivations. For advanced undergraduates and graduates in physics and astronomy, this textbook will enable students to develop expertise in the mathematical techniques necessary to study general relativity
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Plebański, Jerzy
Dewey number
530.11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QC173.6
LC item number
.P64 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Krasiński, Andrzej
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  • General relativity (Physics)
  • Quantum cosmology
  • SCIENCE
  • General relativity (Physics)
  • Quantum cosmology
  • Algemene relativiteitstheorie
  • Kosmologie
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An introduction to general relativity and cosmology, Jerzy Plebański, Andrzej Krasiński
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How the theory of relativity came into being (a brief historical sketch) -- Elements of differential geometry -- A short sketch of 2-dimensional differential geometry -- Tensors, tensor densities -- Covariant derivatives -- Parallel transport and geodesic lines -- The curvature of a manifold, flat manifolds -- Riemannian geometry -- Symmetries of Riemann spaces, invariance of tensors -- Methods to calculate the curvature quickly : Cartan forms and algebraic computer programs -- The spatially homogeneous Bianchi type spacetimes -- The Petrov classification by the spinor method -- The theory of gravitation -- The Einstein equations and the sources of a gravitational field -- The Maxwell and Einstein-Maxwell equations and the Kaluza-Klein theory -- Spherically symmetric gravitational fields of isolated objects -- Relativistic hydrodynamics and thermodynamics -- Relativistic cosmology I : general geometry -- Relativistic cosmology II : the Robertson-Walker geometry -- Relativistic cosmology III : the Lemaître-Tolman geometry -- Relativistic cosmology IV : generalisations of L-T and related geometries -- The Kerr solution -- Subjects omitted from this book
Control code
607566352
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 534 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511438820
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)607566352
Label
An introduction to general relativity and cosmology, Jerzy Plebański, Andrzej Krasiński
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How the theory of relativity came into being (a brief historical sketch) -- Elements of differential geometry -- A short sketch of 2-dimensional differential geometry -- Tensors, tensor densities -- Covariant derivatives -- Parallel transport and geodesic lines -- The curvature of a manifold, flat manifolds -- Riemannian geometry -- Symmetries of Riemann spaces, invariance of tensors -- Methods to calculate the curvature quickly : Cartan forms and algebraic computer programs -- The spatially homogeneous Bianchi type spacetimes -- The Petrov classification by the spinor method -- The theory of gravitation -- The Einstein equations and the sources of a gravitational field -- The Maxwell and Einstein-Maxwell equations and the Kaluza-Klein theory -- Spherically symmetric gravitational fields of isolated objects -- Relativistic hydrodynamics and thermodynamics -- Relativistic cosmology I : general geometry -- Relativistic cosmology II : the Robertson-Walker geometry -- Relativistic cosmology III : the Lemaître-Tolman geometry -- Relativistic cosmology IV : generalisations of L-T and related geometries -- The Kerr solution -- Subjects omitted from this book
Control code
607566352
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 534 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511438820
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
7e3efe90-db93-406a-aeb5-b9b118402c5a
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)607566352

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