Logo

Introduction to General Relativity

Large book cover: Introduction to General Relativity

Introduction to General Relativity
by

Publisher: Rinton Press
ISBN/ASIN: 1589490002
ISBN-13: 9781589490000
Number of pages: 69

Description:
This book presents, in a natural and beautiful way, the general relativity as a scheme for describing the gravitational field and the equations it obeys. Starting from physical motivations, curved coordinates are introduced, and then the notion of an affine connection field is added. At a later step, the metric field is added. One then sees clearly how space and time get more and more structure, until finally Einstein's field equations logically come out.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(400KB, PDF)

Similar books

Book cover: Vector Analysis and the Theory of RelativityVector Analysis and the Theory of Relativity
by - Johns Hopkins press
This monograph is the outcome of lectures delivered to the graduate department of mathematics of The Johns Hopkins University. Considerations of space have made it somewhat condensed in form, but the mode of presentation is sufficiently novel.
(9442 views)
Book cover: Schwarzschild and Kerr Solutions of Einstein's Field Equation: an introductionSchwarzschild and Kerr Solutions of Einstein's Field Equation: an introduction
by - arXiv
Starting from Newton's gravitational theory, we give a general introduction into the spherically symmetric solution of Einstein's vacuum field equation, the Schwarzschild solution, and into one specific stationary solution, the Kerr solution.
(3404 views)
Book cover: Spacetime Geometry and General RelativitySpacetime Geometry and General Relativity
by - King's College London
This course is meant as introduction to what is widely considered to be the most beautiful and imaginative physical theory ever devised: General Relativity. It is assumed that you have a reasonable knowledge of Special Relativity as well as tensors.
(4964 views)
Book cover: Lecture Notes on General RelativityLecture Notes on General Relativity
by - Universitaet Bern
The first half of the book is dedicated to developing the machinery of tensor calculus and Riemannian geometry required to describe physics in a curved space time. We will then turn to various applications of General Relativity.
(7892 views)