General Relativity: An Introduction to Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, and Cosmology (Iop Concise Physics) (Paperback)

General Relativity: An Introduction to Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, and Cosmology (Iop Concise Physics) By Michael J. W. Hall Cover Image
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This book is based on a set of 18 class-tested lectures delivered to fourth-year physics undergraduates at Grif th University in Brisbane, and the book presents new discoveries by the Nobel-prize winning LIGO collaboration. The author begins with a review of special relativity and tensors and then develops the basic elements of general relativity (a beautiful theory that unifies special relativity and gravitation via geometry) with applications to the gravitational deflection of light, global positioning systems, black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology. The book provides readers with a solid understanding of the underlying physical concepts; an ability to appreciate and in many cases derive important applications of the theory; and a solid grounding for those wishing to pursue their studies further. General Relativity: An Introduction to Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, and Cosmology also connects general relativity with broader topics. There is no doubt that general relativity is an active and exciting field of physics, and this book successfully transmits that excitement to readers.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781681748825
ISBN-10: 1681748827
Publisher: Iop Concise Physics
Publication Date: March 23rd, 2018
Pages: 138
Language: English
Series: Iop Concise Physics