02473nam a22003138i 4500001001600000003000700016008004100023020001800064020001800082020001800100035002000118041000800138082001500146100003700161245006700198264007100265300004000336336002600376337002600402338003600428500001300464505050800477520094300985650003301928856005501961932003202016596000602048949010502054CR9780511801341UkCbUP101021s2010||||enk o ||1 0|eng|d a9780511801341 a9780521514972 a9780521735612 a(Sirsi) a792786 aeng00a530.112221 aNarlikar, Jayant Vishnu,eauthor13aAn introduction to relativityh[E-Book] /cJayant V. Narlikar. 1aCambridge :bCambridge University Press,c2010e(CUP)fCUP20200108 a1 online resource (viii, 363 pages) atextbtxt2rdacontent acomputerbc2rdamedia aonline resourcebcr2rdacarrier aenglisch0 aThe special theory of relativity -- From special to the general theory of relativity -- Vectors and tensors -- Covariant differentiation -- Curvature of spacetime -- Spacetime symmetries -- Physics in curved spacetime -- Einstein's equations -- The Schwarzschild solutions -- Experimental tests of general relativity -- Gravitational radiation -- Relativistic astrophysics --Black holes -- The expanding universe -- Friedmann models -- The early universe -- Observational cosmology -- Beyond relativity. aGeneral relativity is now an essential part of undergraduate and graduate courses in physics, astrophysics and applied mathematics. This simple, user-friendly introduction to relativity is ideal for a first course in the subject. Beginning with a comprehensive but simple review of special relativity, the book creates a framework from which to launch the ideas of general relativity. After describing the basic theory, it moves on to describe important applications to astrophysics, black hole physics, and cosmology. Several worked examples, and numerous figures and images, help students appreciate the underlying concepts. There are also 180 exercises which test and develop students' understanding of the subject. The textbook presents all the necessary information and discussion for an elementary approach to relativity. Password-protected solutions to the exercises are available to instructors at www.cambridge.org/9780521735612. 0aGeneral relativity (Physics)40uhttps://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511801341zVolltext aCambridgeCore (Order 30059) a1 aXX(792786.1)wAUTOc1i792786-1001lELECTRONICmZBrNsYtE-BOOKu8/1/2020xUNKNOWNzUNKNOWN1ONLINE