General Relativity by I. R. Kenyon

General Relativity

byI. R. Kenyon

Paperback | April 30, 1999

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General relativity is discussed in this book at a level appropriate to undergraduate students of physics and astronomy. It describes concepts and experimental results, and provides a succinct account of formalism. A brief review of special relativity is followed by a discussion of theequivalence principle and its implications. Other topics covered include concepts of curvature and the Schwarzschild metric, tests of the general theory, black holes and their properties, gravitational radiation and methods for its detection, the impact of general relativity on cosmology, and thecontinuing search for a quantum theory of gravity. The book also contains a set of worked examples, background appendices, and an annotated bibliography.

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I. R. Kenyon is at Birmingham University.
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Title:General RelativityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:244 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.59 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198519966

ISBN - 13:9780198519966

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General relativity is discussed in this book at a level appropriate to undergraduate students of physics and astronomy. It describes concepts and experimental results, and provides a succinct account of the formalism.

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`I would recommend all physics and astronomy lecturers to take a look at this book. I bet they will want to use it.'The Observatory