Logo

Introduction to General Relativity

Large book cover: Introduction to General Relativity

Introduction to General Relativity
by

Publisher: Rinton Press
ISBN/ASIN: 1589490002
ISBN-13: 9781589490000
Number of pages: 69

Description:
This book presents, in a natural and beautiful way, the general relativity as a scheme for describing the gravitational field and the equations it obeys. Starting from physical motivations, curved coordinates are introduced, and then the notion of an affine connection field is added. At a later step, the metric field is added. One then sees clearly how space and time get more and more structure, until finally Einstein's field equations logically come out.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(400KB, PDF)

Similar books

Book cover: Introduction to the Theory of Black HolesIntroduction to the Theory of Black Holes
by - Utrecht University
Contents: The Metric of Space and Time; Curved coordinates; A short introduction to General Relativity; Gravity; The Schwarzschild Solution; The Chandrasekhar Limit; Gravitational Collapse; The Reissner-Nordstrom Solution; Horizons; and more.
(16751 views)
Book cover: Complex Geometry of Nature and General RelativityComplex Geometry of Nature and General Relativity
by - arXiv
An attempt is made of giving a self-contained introduction to holomorphic ideas in general relativity, following work over the last thirty years by several authors. The main topics are complex manifolds, spinor and twistor methods, heaven spaces.
(10549 views)
Book cover: Neutrosophic Methods in General RelativityNeutrosophic Methods in General Relativity
by - Hexis
Neutrosophy is a theory developed by Florentin Smarandache in 1995, which studies the nature and properties of neutralities. This book applies neutrosophic method to the General Theory of Relativity, aiming to discover new effects hidden before.
(4281 views)
Book cover: General RelativityGeneral Relativity
by - lightandmatter.com
This is an undergraduate textbook on general relativity. It is well adapted for self-study, and answers are given in the back of the book for almost all the problems. The ratio of conceptual to mathematical problems is higher than in most books.
(7092 views)