Gravitation

A R Prasanna

December 21, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 398 Pages - 4 Color & 60 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498746649 - CAT# K27006

USD$139.95

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Features

  • Treats the subject both as a fundamental theory as well as a fully applicable one
  • Some of the advanced material sets this project apart from others: Electrodynamics on curved spacetime, relativistic accretion, inertial forces, and gravity as a gauge theory, are topics that are covered in other books but not in detai
  • Describes the required mathematics in the beginning and then takes up the theory itself highlighting the essentials
  • The special topics are then taken up in the context of astronomical discoveries, or newer points of view that arose during the author’s long research career
  • Supplies a good starting point for students at the post graduate level, wanting to pursue the modern topics of Cosmology, High energy astrophysics and related areas

Summary

This book suitable for post graduates in Physics and Astrophysics aims at introducing the theory of general relativity as an important background for doing astrophysics. Starting from a detailed discussion of the various mathematical concepts for doing general relativity, the book introduces the geometric description of gravity. It gives a brief historical perspective to classical mechanics and electrodynamics making an attempt to establish the necessity of special relativity as propounded by Einstein extending to General Relativity. This book is a good starting point for post graduates wanting to pursue the modern topics of Cosmology, High energy astrophysics and related areas.