Introduction to relativistic astrophysics and cosmology through Maple
by V. L. Kalashnikov
Publisher: arXiv 2001
Number of pages: 124
The author presents the pedagogical introduction to relativistic astrophysics and cosmology, which is based on computational and graphical resources of Maple 6. The knowledge of basics of general relativity and differential geometry is supposed.
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