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- Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology
- Linearized theory and gravitational waves
- Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology: A Basic Introduction
- Relativity Theory

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General relativity , also known as the general theory of relativity , is the geometric theory of gravitation published by Albert Einstein in and is the current description of gravitation in modern physics. General relativity generalizes special relativity and refines Newton's law of universal gravitation , providing a unified description of gravity as a geometric property of space and time or four-dimensional spacetime. In particular, the curvature of spacetime is directly related to the energy and momentum of whatever matter and radiation are present. The relation is specified by the Einstein field equations , a system of partial differential equations.

Collier, General Relativity is a theory of gravity and is necessary to understand recent advances at the forefront physics research, including black hole physics, the early universe, string theory, high energy physics and astrophysics. The discovery of gravitational waves was recently recognized by the awarding of the Nobel prize in physics. Einstein predicted gravitational waves in his papers based on General Relativity.

Don't have an account? In the weak-field limit Einstein's equation can be linearized and it takes on form of the familiar wave equation. Gravitational waves may be viewed as ripples of curvature propagating in a background of flat spacetime. The strategy of detecting such tidal forces by a gravitational wave interferometer is outlined.

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Repetition of tensor notation. The meaning of relativity theory. Einstein's postulates. Geometry of the Minkowski space and Lorentz transformations. Length contraction and time dilation.

Ta-Pei Cheng. Abstract. Einstein's general theory of relativity is introduced in this advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate level textbook. Topics include.

Einstein's general theory of relativity is introduced in this advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate level textbook. Topics include special relativity, the principle of equivalence, Riemannian geometry and tensor analysis, Einstein field equation, as well as many modern cosmological subjects: from primordial inflation, cosmic microwave anisotropy to the dark energy that propels an accelerating universe. The subjects are presented with an emphasis on physical examples and simple applications.

Many regard Albert Einstein as the greatest physicist since Newton. What exactly did he do that is so important in physics? We provide an introduction to his physics at a level accessible to an undergraduate physics student. All equations are worked out in detail from the beginning.

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## Adam H.

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