One Hundred Years of General Relativity: From Genesis and Empirical Foundations to Gravitational Waves, Cosmology and Quantum Gravity(Volume  by Wei-Tou Ni

One Hundred Years of General Relativity: From Genesis and Empirical Foundations to Gravitational…

byWei-Tou Ni

Kobo ebook | May 26, 2017

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The aim of this two-volume title is to give a comprehensive review of one hundred years of development of general relativity and its scientific influences. This unique title provides a broad introduction and review to the fascinating and profound subject of general relativity, its historical development, its important theoretical consequences, gravitational wave detection and applications to astrophysics and cosmology. The series focuses on five aspects of the theory:

  • Genesis, Solutions and Energy
  • Empirical Foundations
  • Gravitational Waves
  • Cosmology
  • Quantum Gravity

The first three topics are covered in Volume 1 and the remaining two are covered in Volume 2. While this is a two-volume title, it is designed so that each volume can be a standalone reference volume for the related topic.


  • Cosmology:

    • General Relativity and Cosmology (Martin Bucher and Wei-Tou Ni)
    • Cosmic Structure (Marc Davis)
    • Physics of the Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy (Martin Bucher)
    • SNe Ia as a Cosmological Probe (Xiangcun Meng, Yan Gao and Zhanwen Han)
    • Gravitational Lensing in Cosmology (Toshifumi Futamase)
    • Inflationary Cosmology: First 30+ Years (Katsuhiko Sato and Jun'ichi Yokoyama)
    • Inflation, String Theory and Cosmic Strings (David Chernoff and S-H Henry Tye)
  • Quantum Gravity:

    • Quantum Gravity: A Brief History of Ideas and Some Outlooks (Steven Carlip, Dah-Wei Chiou, Wei-Tou Ni and Richard Woodard)
    • Black Hole Thermodynamics (S Carlip)
    • Loop Quantum Gravity (Dah-Wei Chiou)

Readership: Graduate students and researchers interested in general relativity.
Key Features:

  • Its balanced treatment of the subject from both empirical and theoretical points of view
  • Its balanced treatment of introductory and advanced materials
  • Each chapter is written by author(s) well known in its field
Title:One Hundred Years of General Relativity: From Genesis and Empirical Foundations to Gravitational…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:May 26, 2017Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9814678511

ISBN - 13:9789814678513

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