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An introduction to relativity, Jayant V. Narlikar

Label
An introduction to relativity
Title
An introduction to relativity
Statement of responsibility
Jayant V. Narlikar
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Narlikar, Jayant Vishnu
Dewey number
530.11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC173.6
LC item number
.N369 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • General relativity (Physics)
  • SCIENCE
  • General relativity (Physics)
  • Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie
  • Kosmologie
  • Relativitätstheorie
Label
An introduction to relativity, Jayant V. Narlikar
Instantiates
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
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
Control code
710992250
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 363 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139044578
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)710992250
Label
An introduction to relativity, Jayant V. Narlikar
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
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
Control code
710992250
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 363 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139044578
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)710992250

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