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Introduction to General Relativity (Pure & Applied Physics) 2nd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0070004238
ISBN-10: 0070004234
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Product Details

  • Series: Pure & Applied Physics
  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill (Tx); 2 edition (June 1975)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0070004234
  • ISBN-13: 978-0070004238
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #381,142 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
This second edition of the Adler, Bazin and Schiffer book is nothing short of miraculous. I have read it off and on for 25 years, and I always manage to learn something new from it. Although it cannot compete with the more recent texts on post-Newtonian mechanics, everything is here for the advanced undergraduate/beginning graduate student: tensor calculus; Riemannian and non-Riemannian geometries; tensor applications in electrodynamics; variational methods; Schwarzschild and Kerr spacetimes; Killing vectors; and much, much more. An entire chapter is devoted to Weyl's gauge-invariant theory and Wheeler's "already unified" field theory. If you have been completely turned off by Misner-Wheeler-Thorne's Gravitation book (along with its somewhat pretentious and totally confusing annotations and sidebar material), and yet you still want to learn a decent amount of general relativity, buy this book while copies are still available. I'm still hoping that a third edition (with a chapter on computer applications) will eventually hit the shelves.
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Format: Hardcover
What is unique in this book is that it has the Gödel cosmological solution to

the general relativity equations. It has a good coverage of Weyl's gauge

equations as well and a discussion of the

topological implications of black holes.

The mathematics is well done and relatively easy to follow.

This text is a classic text on gravity theory.
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This is a great book. Very well written and an excellent introduction to the general theory of relativity. Well worth
It if you can find a copy.
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