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The Resource Exact space-times in Einstein's general relativity, Jerry B. Griffiths, Jiří Podolský

Exact space-times in Einstein's general relativity, Jerry B. Griffiths, Jiří Podolský

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Exact space-times in Einstein's general relativity
Title
Exact space-times in Einstein's general relativity
Statement of responsibility
Jerry B. Griffiths, Jiří Podolský
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eng
Summary
"Einstein's theory of general relativity is a theory of gravity and, as in the earlier Newtonian theory, much can be learnt about the character of gravitation and its effects by investigating particular idealised examples. This book describes the basic solutions of Einstein's equations with a particular emphasis on what they mean, both geometrically and physically. New concepts, such as big bang and big crunch-types of singularities, different kinds of horizons and gravitational waves are described in the context of the particular space-times in which they naturally arise. These notions are initially introduced using the most simple and symmetric cases. Various important coordinate forms of each solution are presented, thus enabling the global structure of the corresponding space-time and its other properties to be analysed. The book is an invaluable resource for both graduate students and academic researchers working in gravitational physics."--Publisher's description
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IWA
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1947-
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Griffiths, J. B.
Dewey number
530.11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC177
LC item number
.G75 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1963-
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Podolský, J.
Series statement
Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics
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  • General relativity (Physics)
  • Space and time
  • SCIENCE
  • General relativity (Physics)
  • Space and time
  • Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie
  • Raum-Zeit
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Exact space-times in Einstein's general relativity, Jerry B. Griffiths, Jiří Podolský
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-519) and index
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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
  • 5.
  • Anti-de Sitter space-time
  • 6.
  • Friedmann-Lemaître-Robertson-Walker space-times
  • 7.
  • Electrovacuum and related background space-times
  • 8.
  • Schwarzschild space-time
  • 9.
  • Space-times related to Schwarzschild
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Static axially symmetric space-times
  • 11.
  • Rotating black holes
  • 12.
  • Taub-NUT space-time
  • 13.
  • Stationary, axially symmetric space-times
  • 14.
  • Accelerating black holes
  • Introduction
  • 15.
  • Further solutions for uniformly accelerating particles
  • 16.
  • Plebański-Demiański solutions
  • 17.
  • Plane and pp-waves
  • 18.
  • Kundt solutions
  • 19.
  • Robinson-Trautman solutions
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • Impulsive waves
  • 21.
  • Colliding plane waves
  • 22.
  • A Final miscellany
  • Appendix A.
  • 2-spaces of constant curvature
  • Appendix B.
  • 3-spaces of constant curvature
  • Basic tools and concepts
  • 3.
  • Minkowski space-time
  • 4.
  • de Sitter space-time
Control code
506410942
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 525 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511635397
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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)506410942
Label
Exact space-times in Einstein's general relativity, Jerry B. Griffiths, Jiří Podolský
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-519) 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
  • 5.
  • Anti-de Sitter space-time
  • 6.
  • Friedmann-Lemaître-Robertson-Walker space-times
  • 7.
  • Electrovacuum and related background space-times
  • 8.
  • Schwarzschild space-time
  • 9.
  • Space-times related to Schwarzschild
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Static axially symmetric space-times
  • 11.
  • Rotating black holes
  • 12.
  • Taub-NUT space-time
  • 13.
  • Stationary, axially symmetric space-times
  • 14.
  • Accelerating black holes
  • Introduction
  • 15.
  • Further solutions for uniformly accelerating particles
  • 16.
  • Plebański-Demiański solutions
  • 17.
  • Plane and pp-waves
  • 18.
  • Kundt solutions
  • 19.
  • Robinson-Trautman solutions
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • Impulsive waves
  • 21.
  • Colliding plane waves
  • 22.
  • A Final miscellany
  • Appendix A.
  • 2-spaces of constant curvature
  • Appendix B.
  • 3-spaces of constant curvature
  • Basic tools and concepts
  • 3.
  • Minkowski space-time
  • 4.
  • de Sitter space-time
Control code
506410942
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 525 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511635397
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)506410942

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