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Gravitation and Cosmology: Principles and Applications of the General Theory of Relativity

ISBN: 978-0-471-92567-5
688 pages
August 2013, ©1972
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A leading physicist delves into relativity and experimental applications

Gravitation and Cosmology: Principles and Applications of the General Theory of Relativity offers a Nobel laureate's perspectives on the wealth of data technological developments have brought to expand upon Einstein's theory. Unique in basing relativity on the Principle of Equivalence of Gravitation and Inertia over Riemannian geometry, this book explores relativity experiments and observational cosmology to provide a sound foundation upon which analyses can be made. Covering special and general relativity, tensor analysis, gravitation, curvature, and more, this book provides an engaging, insightful introduction to the forces that shape the universe.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Notation.

Copyright Acknowledgements.

Part One Preliminaries.

Part Two the General Theory of Relativity.

Part Three Applications of Feneral Relativity.

Part Four Formal Developments.

Part Five Cosmology.

Appendix.

Some Useful Numbers.

Index.
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