An Introduction to the Theory of Rotating Relativistic Stars
by Eric Gourgoulhon
Publisher: arXiv 2010
Number of pages: 88
These lecture notes are intended to introduce the theory of rotating stars in general relativity. The focus is put on the theoretical foundations, with a detailed discussion of the spacetime symmetries, the choice of coordinates and the derivation of the equations of structure from Einstein equation. The global properties of rotating stars (mass, angular momentum, redshifts, orbits, etc.) are also introduced.
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