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Modern General Relativity

Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, and Cosmology



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Einstein's general theory of relativity is widely considered to be one of the most elegant and successful scientific theories ever developed, and it is increasingly being taught in a simplified form at advanced undergraduate level within both physics and mathematics departments. Due to the increasing interest in gravitational physics, in both the academic and the public sphere, driven largely by widely-publicised developments such as the recent observations of gravitational waves, general relativity is also one of the most popular scientific topics pursued through self-study. Modern General Relativity introduces the reader to the general theory of relativity using an example-based approach, before describing some of its most important applications in cosmology and astrophysics, such as gamma-ray bursts, neutron stars, black holes, and gravitational waves. With hundreds of worked examples, explanatory boxes, and end-of-chapter problems, this textbook provides a solid foundation for understanding one of the towering achievements of twentieth-century physics.

Product code: 9781107197893

ISBN 9781107197893
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H252xW193xS30
No. Of Pages 622
Publisher Cambridge University Press
This book introduces undergraduate and graduate students to the topic of general relativity, stressing the connection to modern topics such as gamma-ray bursts, black holes, and gravitational waves. Mathematically self-contained and with hundreds of examples and problems throughout, it is suitable for learning in a classroom setting or through self-study.