Student's Guides

Student's Guides

Gray, Norman (University of Glasgow)

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

This compact guide presents key features of general relativity to help students understand its core ideas and the basics of differential geometry. It describes how general covariance and the equivalence principle motivate Einstein's theory of gravitation and introduces the mathematical technology which allows us to understand Einstein's equations.
Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Vectors, tensors and functions; 3. Manifolds, vectors and differentiation; 4. Energy, momentum and Einstein's equations; Appendix A. Special relativity - a brief introduction; Appendix B. Solutions to Einstein's equations; Appendix C. Notation; Bibliography; Index.
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