Einstein's General Theory of Relativity: With Modern Applications in Cosmology
Einstein's General Theory of Relativity: With Modern Applications in Cosmology by Øyvind Grøn
Einstein's General Theory of Relativity: With Modern Applications in Cosmology Author: Øyvind Grøn
Title: Einstein's General Theory of Relativity: With Modern Applications in Cosmology
ISBN: 144192406X
ISBN13: 978-1441924063
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Pages: 538 pages
Publisher: Springer; Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007 edition (October 29, 2010)
Language: English
Category: Science & Math
Size PDF version: 1652 kb
Size EPUB version: 1806 kb
Subcategory: Physics




This book introduces the general theory of relativity and includes applications to cosmology. The book provides a thorough introduction to tensor calculus and curved manifolds. After the necessary mathematical tools are introduced, the authors offer a thorough presentation of the theory of relativity. Also included are some advanced topics not previously covered by textbooks, including Kaluza-Klein theory, Israel's formalism and branes. Anisotropic cosmological models are also included. The book contains a large number of new exercises and examples, each with separate headings. The reader will benefit from an updated introduction to general relativity including the most recent developments in cosmology.