New PDF release: A College Course on Relativity and Cosmology

By Ta-Pei Cheng

ISBN-10: 0199693404

ISBN-13: 9780199693405

ISBN-10: 0199693412

ISBN-13: 9780199693412

This complicated undergraduate textual content introduces Einstein's basic concept of relativity. the themes coated contain geometric formula of particular relativity, the main of equivalence, Einstein's box equation and its spherical-symmetric resolution, in addition to cosmology. An emphasis is put on actual examples and easy functions with out the entire tensor gear. It starts off through analyzing the physics of the equivalence precept and appears at the way it inspired
Einstein's inspiration of curved spacetime because the gravitational box. At a extra mathematically obtainable point, it presents a metric description of a warped house, permitting the reader to review many attention-grabbing phenomena comparable to gravitational time dilation, GPS operation, gentle deflection, precession of
Mercury's perihelion, and black holes. a variety of glossy themes in cosmology are mentioned from primordial inflation and cosmic microwave heritage to the darkish power that propels an accelerating universe.

Building on Cheng's earlier e-book, 'Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology: A uncomplicated Introduction', this article has been adapted to the complicated pupil. It concentrates at the center parts of the topic making it compatible for a one-semester direction on the undergraduate point. it will probably additionally function an available creation of common relativity and cosmology for these readers who are looking to examine the topic all alone. the right kind tensor formula of Einstein's box equation is gifted in
an appendix bankruptcy for these wishing to glimpse extra on the mathematical details.

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