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Author Dalarsson, M. (Mirjana)

Title Tensor calculus, relativity, and cosmology : a first course / M. Dalarsson and N. Dalarsson
Published Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, ©2005
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 280 pages) : illustrations
Contents Tensor algebra : notation and systems of numbers -- Vector spaces -- Definitions of tensors -- Relative tensors -- The metric tensor -- Tensors as linear operators -- Tensor analysis : tensor derivatives -- Christoffel symbols -- Differential operators -- Geodesic lines -- The curvature tensor -- Special theory of relativity : relativistic kinematics -- Relativistic dynamics -- Electromagnetic fields -- Electromagnetic field equations -- General theory of relativity : gravitational fields -- Gravitational field equations -- Solutions of field equations -- Applications of the Schwarzschild metric -- Elements of cosmology : The Robertson-Walker metric -- Cosmic dynamics -- Nonstatic models of the universe -- Quantum cosmology
Summary Tensors, Relativity, and Cosmology, Second Edition, combines relativity, astrophysics, and cosmology in a single volume, providing a simplified introduction to each subject that is followed by detailed mathematical derivations. The book includes a section on general relativity that gives the case for a curved space-time, presents the mathematical background (tensor calculus, Riemannian geometry), discusses the Einstein equation and its solutions (including black holes and Penrose processes), and considers the energy-momentum tensor for various solutions. In addition, a section on relativi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-276) and index
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Subject Cosmology.
Relativity (Physics)
Tensor algebra.
Form Electronic book
Author Dalarsson, N. (Nils)
ISBN 012200681X
0128034017 (electronic bk)
9780128034019 (electronic bk)
Other Titles Tensors, relativity and cosmology