Lecture Notes on the General Theory of Relativity From Newton’s Attractive Gravity to the Repulsive Gravity of Vacuum Energy

This book has resulted from a course in the general theory of relativity at the University of Oslo where the author has lectured for more than twenty years. Although the text is designed for master students, it is rather self-contained. Since mathematics courses on differential geometry and tensor c...

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Main Author: Grøn, Øyvind
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer New York 2009, 2009
Edition:1st ed. 2009
Series:Lecture Notes in Physics
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation
  • The Special Theory of Relativity
  • Vectors, Tensors and Forms
  • Accelerated Reference Frames
  • Covariant Differentiation
  • Curvature
  • Einstein’s Field Equations
  • The Schwarzschild Spacetime
  • Black Holes
  • Schwarzschild’s Interior Solution
  • Cosmology