Geometry, Fields and Cosmology: Techniques and Applications by Balasubramanian IyerGeometry, Fields and Cosmology: Techniques and Applications by Balasubramanian Iyer

Geometry, Fields and Cosmology: Techniques and Applications

EditorBalasubramanian Iyer, C.V. Vishveshwara

Paperback | December 12, 2011

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This volume is based on the lectures given at the First Inter-University Graduate School on Gravitation and Cosmology organized by IUCAA, Pune, India. The material offers a firm mathematical foundation for a number of subjects including geometrical methods for physics, quantum field theory methods and relativistic cosmology. It brings together the most basic and widely used techniques of theoretical physics today. A number of specially selected problems with hints and solutions have been added to assist the reader in achieving mastery of the topics. Audience: The style of the book is pedagogical and should appeal to graduate students and research workers who are beginners in the study of gravitation and cosmology or related subjects such as differential geometry, quantum field theory and the mathematics of physics. This volume is also recommended as a textbook for courses or for self-study.
Title:Geometry, Fields and Cosmology: Techniques and ApplicationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:574 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:December 12, 2011Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048149029

ISBN - 13:9789048149025

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Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Geometrical Methods for Physics; N. Mukunda. 2. Problems on Geometrical Methods for Physics; R. Kulkarni. 3. Tetrads, the Newman- Penrose Formalism and Spinors; S.V. Dhurandhar. 4. Problems on Tetrads, the Newman-Penrose Formalism and Spinors; S. Iyer. 5. Aspects of Quantum Field Theory; T. Padmanabhan. 6. Quantum Field Theory Methods, Dirac Equation and Perturbation Theory; U. Yajnik. 7. Relativistic Cosmology; J.V. Narlikar. 8. The Cosmological Constant: A Tutorial; P. Dasgupta. Index.