Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface; 1. The role of gravity; 2. Differential geometry; 3. General relativity; 4. The physical significance of curvature; 5. exact solutions; 6. Causal structure; 7. The Cauchy problem in General Relativity; 8. Space-time singularities; 9. Gravitational collapse and black holes; 10. The initial singularity in the universe; Appendixes; References; Notation; Index. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Einstein's General Theory of Relativity leads to two remarkable predictions: first, that the ultimate destiny of many massive stars is to undergo gravitational collapse and to disappear from view, leaving behind a 'black hole' in space; and secondly, that there will exist singularities in space-time itself. These singularities are places where space-time begins or ends, and the presently known laws of physics break down. They will occur inside black holes, and in the past are what might be construed as the beginning of the universe. To show how these predictions arise, the authors discuss the General Theory of Relativity in the large. Starting with a precise formulation of the theory and an account of the necessary background of differential geometry, the significance of space-time curvature is discussed and the global properties of a number of exact solutions of Einstein's field equations are examined. The theory of the causal structure of a general space-time is developed, and is used to study black holes and to prove a number of theorems establishing the inevitability of singualarities under certain conditions. A discussion of the Cauchy problem for General Relativity is also included in this 1973 book.
Inhaltsangabe: This 1973 book discusses Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and its two remarkable predictions: first, that the ultimate destiny of many massive stars is to undergo gravitational collapse and to disappear from view, leaving behind a 'black hole' in space; and secondly, that there will exist singularities in space-time itself.
Buchbeschreibung Cambridge University Press, 1973. Buchzustand: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. No dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 5884697
Buchbeschreibung Cambridge University Press. Buchzustand: Good. 0521200164 May have signs of use, may be ex library copy. Book Only. Used items do not include access codes, cd's or other accessories, regardless of what is stated in item title. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z0521200164Z3
Buchbeschreibung Cambridge University Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good: Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2657290227
Buchbeschreibung Cambridge Univ Pr, 1973. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Acceptable. All text is legible, may contain markings, cover wear, loose/torn pages or staining and much writing. SKU:9780521200165-5-0-3. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9780521200165-5-0-3
Buchbeschreibung Cambridge University Press, 1973. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. Beautiful copy; Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics; 8.74 X 6.46 X 1.34 inches; 400 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 45298
Buchbeschreibung Cambridge University Press, 1973. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. 1. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0521200164
Buchbeschreibung Cambridge University Press, 1973. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0521200164