General Relativity 4: Astrophysics & Cosmology: Advanced Topics by Robert Piccioni

General Relativity 4: Astrophysics & Cosmology: Advanced Topics

byRobert Piccioni

Kobo ebook | August 20, 2013

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All of modern astrophysics and cosmology stands on the foundation of General Relativity that is best expressed in tensors.

This book, and its prequel General Relativity 3, present the clearest, most comprehensible, and most complete introduction to the tensor calculus of differential topology, which Einstein used to explain the cosmos. Derivations that are difficult to find elsewhere, are all collected here and explained in detail.

    This book explores:

  • photon orbits around black holes
  • the black hole mirror effect
  • frame-dragging near rotating black holes
  • Riemann normal coordinates and Riemann symmetries
  • the Bianchi Identity
  • how energy and momentum conservation are tied to the geometry of spacetime
  • the tensors of relativistic electromagnetism
  • the structure of relativistic stars, including neutron stars
  • and the FRW expansion equation of the universe

All this using the tensor calculus of General Relativity.

Title:General Relativity 4: Astrophysics & Cosmology: Advanced TopicsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 20, 2013Publisher:Real Science PublishingLanguage:English

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