Lectures on Gravitation
By: Ashok Das (author)Paperback
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This book is a compilation of the lectures for a one-semester course on gravitation at the University of Rochester. Starting from a simple description of geometry, the topics are systematically developed to the big bang theory with a simple derivation of the cosmic background temperature. Several informative examples are worked out in detail as well.
Basics of Geometry and Relativity; Relativistic Dynamics; Principle of General Covariance; Affine Connection and Covariant Derivative; Geodesic Equation; Applications of the Geodesic Equation; Curvature Tensor and Einstein's Equation; Schwarzschild Solution; Tests of General Relativity; Black Holes; Cosmological Models and the Big Bang Theory.
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