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Record 44 of 6733
Gravitation. [Book on general relativity]
Author and Affiliation:
Misner, C. W.(Maryland, University, College Park, Md., United States)
Thorne, K. S.(California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif., United States)
Wheeler, J. A.(Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., United States)
Abstract: This textbook on gravitation physics (Einstein's general relativity or geometrodynamics) is designed for a rigorous full-year course at the graduate level. The material is presented in two parallel tracks in an attempt to divide key physical ideas from more complex enrichment material to be selected at the discretion of the reader or teacher. The full book is intended to provide competence relative to the laws of physics in flat space-time, Einstein's geometric framework for physics, applications with pulsars and neutron stars, cosmology, the Schwarzschild geometry and gravitational collapse, gravitational waves, experimental tests of Einstein's theory, and mathematical concepts of differential geometry.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1973
Document ID:
19740028976
(Acquired Dec 04, 1995)
Accession Number: 74A11726
Subject Category: PHYSICS, GENERAL
Document Type: Book/Monograph
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: AF 49(638)-1545; NSF GP-27304; NSF GP-28027; NSF GP-17673; NSF GP-8560; NSF GP-3974; NSF GP-7669; NGR-05-002-256; NSG-210-002-010
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Description: 1295p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: EINSTEIN EQUATIONS; GRAVITATION THEORY; RELATIVITY; SPACE-TIME FUNCTIONS; THEORETICAL PHYSICS; ASTROPHYSICS; BLACK HOLES (ASTRONOMY); COSMOLOGY; DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY; GRAVITATIONAL COLLAPSE; GRAVITATIONAL WAVES; NEUTRON STARS; PULSARS; QUASARS; SCHWARZSCHILD METRIC
Imprint And Other Notes: Research supported by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Air Force, and NASA San Francisco, W. H. Freeman and Co., 1973. 1295 p.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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