Gravitation

1st Edition

A R Prasanna

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

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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.