Princeton University Library Catalog

Gravitation / A.R. Prasanna.

Author:
Prasanna, A. R. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2017]
  • ℗♭2017
Description:
1 online resource
Summary note:
"This book suitable for post graduates in Physics and Astrophysics aims at introducing the theory of general relativity as an important background for doing astrophysics. Starting from a detailed discussion of the various mathematical concepts for doing general relativity, the book introduces the geometric description of gravity. It gives a brief historical perspective to classical mechanics and electrodynamics making an attempt to establish the necessity of special relativity as propounded by Einstein extending to General Relativity. This book is a good starting point for post graduates wanting to pursue the modern topics of Cosmology, High energy astrophysics and related areas"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
1. Mathematical preliminaries -- 2. Prerelativity physics -- 3. Special relativity -- 4. General relativity -- 5. Exact solutions and applications -- 6. Astrophysical applications -- 7. Accretion dynamics -- 8. Inertial forces in general relativity -- 9. Gravity as a gauge theory.
Other format(s):
Also available in print format.
Subject(s):
Other title(s):
SCI-TECHnetBASE.
ISBN:
  • 9781498746656 (e-book : PDF)
  • 9781315368702 (e-book : PDF)
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