General Relativity by Michael P. Hobson - PDF and EPUB eBook
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
- Number of pages
- 572 pages
- May 13th 2015 by Cambridge University Press
- File size (in PDF)
- 2288 kB
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.