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Relativity Made Relatively Easy Volume 2: General Relativity and Cosmology

Andrew M. Steane

Abstract

This is a textbook on general relativity and cosmology for a physics undergraduate or an entry-level graduate course. General relativity is the main subject; cosmology is also discussed in considerable detail (enough for a complete introductory course). Part 1 introduces concepts and deals with weak-field applications such as gravitation around ordinary stars, gravimagnetic effects and low-amplitude gravitational waves. The theory is derived in detail and the physical meaning explained. Sources, energy and detection of gravitational radiation are discussed. Part 2 develops the mathematics of d ... More

Keywords: Gravity, spacetime, Black hole, gravitational wave, Einstein, Hubble, cosmic expansion, covariant derivative, affine connection, differential geometry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780192895646
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780192895646.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew M. Steane, author
Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, University of Oxford

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