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After reviewing the basic concept of general relativity, this introduction discusses its mathematical background, including the...

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Details of General Relativity

Exact title of the book
General Relativity
Book author
Michael P. Hobson
Book edition
Hardcover
Number of pages
572 pages
Language
English
Published
May 13th 2015 by Cambridge University Press
File size (in PDF)
2288 kB
General Relativity

Some brief overview of book

After reviewing the basic concept of general relativity, this introduction discusses its mathematical background, including the necessary tools of tensor calculus and differential geometry. These tools are used to develop the topic of special relativity and to discuss electromagnetism in Minkowski spacetime. Gravitation as spacetime curvature is introduced and the field equations of general relativity derived.

After applying the theory to a wide range of physical situations, the book concludes with a brief discussion of classical field theory and the derivation of general relativity from a variational principle.