A First Course in General Relativity

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A First Course in General Relativity

By Bernard Schutz

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Clarity, readability and rigor combine in the second edition of this widely-used textbook to provide the first step into general relativity for undergraduate students with a minimal background in mathematics. Topics within relativity that fascinate astrophysical researchers and students alike are covered with Schutz's characteristic ease and authority - from black holes to gravitational lenses, from pulsars to the study of the Universe as a whole. This edition now contains discoveries by astronomers that require general relativity for their explanation; a revised chapter on relativistic stars, including new information on pulsars; an entirely rewritten chapter on cosmology; and an extended, comprehensive treatment of modern detectors and expected sources. Over 300 exercises, many new to this edition, give students the confidence to work with general relativity and the necessary mathematics, whilst the informal writing style makes the subject matter easily accessible. Password protected solutions for instructors are available at www.cambridge.org/9780521887052.

Subject: Physical & Earth Sciences -> Astronomy -> Stars & Galaxies

A First Course in General Relativity
2nd edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 5/14/09
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139637711
ISBN 13: 9781139637718
Print ISBN: 9780521887052

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