- Paperback: 1279 pages
- Publisher: W. H. Freeman (September 15, 1973)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0716703440
- ISBN-13: 978-0716703440
- Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 2.2 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 63 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #271,523 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Gravitation is a classic."--David Spergel, Princeton University
"Gravitation is the encyclopedic, definitive exposition of general relativity as of 1970. Any serious researcher of general relativity will want to have this book at hand."--Andrew Hamilton, University of Colorado, Boulder
"Gravitation has been a very influential book in the field, and it gives a remarkably thorough treatment of what's relevant in general relativity today."--Frans Pretorius, Princeton University
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The book itself is a classic textbook, "must have" for anyone beginning serious study of the subject. It may be a while before I have waded through all 1200 pages.
The student is often confronted with the unfamiliar notation of Einstein’s way of presenting differential geometry, and his General Theory. This same student who has not seen GR before, but who has taken college physics, and learned advanced calculus, feels familiar with the language of differential forms, tangent spaces, inner products, and manifolds … but often feels lost in the tensorial presentation. Do I already know this math? … Is there some vast theory I must master before even reading this material?
Wheeler et al. solve this problem by providing a bridge between all three perspectives and languages. So one can see the physical theory, the Einstein notation and the modern manifold presentation all connected, and all describing the same thing. Masterful.
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