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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W H Freeman & Co
Publication date September 1, 1973
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780716703440
ISBN-10 0716703440
Dimensions 2.50 by 8 by 10 in.
Weight 5.75 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $220.10
Other format details sci/tech
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Summary
Geometrodynamics, general relativity, the mathematics of curved spacetime, Einstein's theories, relativistic stars, and gravitational collapse are some of the topics examined in a study of gravitational physics
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
This landmark text offers a rigorous full-year graduate level course on gravitation physics, teaching students to:
• Grasp the laws of physics in flat spacetime
• Predict orders of magnitude
• Calculate using the principal tools of modern geometry
• Predict all levels of precision
• Understand Einstein's geometric framework for physics
• Explore applications, including pulsars and neutron stars, cosmology, the Schwarzschild geometry and gravitational collapse, and gravitational waves
• Probe experimental tests of Einstein's theory
• Tackle advanced topics such as superspace and quantum geometrodynamics
 
The book offers a unique, alternating two-track  pathway through the subject:
• In many chapters, material focusing on basic physical ideas is designated as
Track 1. These sections together make an appropriate one-term advanced/graduate level course (mathematical prerequisites: vector analysis and simple partial-differential equations). The book is printed to make it easy for readers to identify these sections.
• The remaining Track 2 material provides a wealth of advanced topics instructors can draw from to flesh out a two-term course, with Track 1 sections serving as prerequisites.


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With John Archibald Wheeler, Kip S. Thorne | from W H Freeman & Co (September 1, 1973)
9780716703440 | details & prices | 8.00 × 10.00 × 2.50 in. | 5.75 lbs | List price $220.10
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