Download e-book for iPad: A Relativist's Toolkit: The Mathematics of Black-Hole by Eric Poisson

By Eric Poisson

This 2004 textbook fills a niche within the literature on basic relativity by way of offering the complex scholar with useful instruments for the computation of many bodily attention-grabbing amounts. The context is equipped by means of the mathematical conception of black holes, some of the most based, profitable, and appropriate functions of common relativity. one of the themes mentioned are congruencies of timelike and null geodesics, the embedding of spacelike, timelike and null hypersurfaces in spacetime, and the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of normal relativity. even supposing the e-book is self-contained, it isn't intended to function an creation to common relativity. as a substitute, it really is intended to assist the reader collect complex talents and turn into a reliable researcher in relativity and gravitational physics. the first readership includes graduate scholars in gravitational physics. it's going to even be an invaluable reference for extra pro researchers operating during this field.

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