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978-1-4020-4523-3

Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology

Publish Date: 2006

ISBN: 978-1-4020-4523-3

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This book offers a succinct and self-contained treatment of general relativity and its application to neutron stars, black holes, gravitational waves and cosmology, at an intermediate level. The required mathematical concepts are introduced informally, following geometrical intuition as much as possible. The approach is theoretical, but there is ample discussion of observational aspects and instrumental issues where appropriate.


Subject: Physics and Astronomy, Big Bang, Cosmology, Gravity, Relativity, Special relativity, Universe, astrophysics, general relativity