New PDF release: A Relativist's Toolkit: The Mathematics of Black-Hole

By Eric Poisson

ISBN-10: 0521537800

ISBN-13: 9780521537803

ISBN-10: 0521830915

ISBN-13: 9780521830911

This 2004 textbook fills a spot within the literature on normal relativity by way of supplying the complicated scholar with sensible instruments for the computation of many bodily fascinating amounts. The context is supplied by way of the mathematical idea of black holes, essentially the most dependent, profitable, and correct functions of common relativity. one of the themes mentioned are congruencies of timelike and null geodesics, the embedding of spacelike, timelike and null hypersurfaces in spacetime, and the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of common relativity. even if the ebook is self-contained, it isn't intended to function an advent to basic relativity. as a substitute, it truly is intended to assist the reader gather complex talents and develop into a reliable researcher in relativity and gravitational physics. the first readership involves graduate scholars in gravitational physics. it is going to even be an invaluable reference for extra professional researchers operating during this field.

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