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Spacetime and Fields by Nikodem J. Poplawski

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Spacetime and Fields
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Publisher: arXiv
Number of pages: 114

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We present a self-contained introduction to the classical theory of spacetime and fields. The order of the presentation is: 1. Spacetime (tensors, affine connection, curvature, metric, tetrad and spin connection, Lorentz group, spinors), 2. Fields (principle of least action, action for gravitational field, matter, symmetries and conservation laws, gravitational field equations, spinor fields, electromagnetic field).

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