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The Scalar-Tensor Theory of Gravitation

The Scalar-Tensor Theory of Gravitation by Yasunori Fujii
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The scalar-tensor theory of gravitation is one of the most popular alternatives to Einstein's theory of gravitation. This book provides a clear and concise introduction to the theoretical ideas and developments, exploring scalar fields and placing them in context with a discussion of Brans-Dicke theory. Topics covered include the cosmological constant problem, time variability of coupling constants, higher dimensional space-time, branes and conformal transformations. The authors emphasize the physical applications of the scalar-tensor theory and thus provide a pedagogical overview of the subject, keeping more mathematically detailed sections for the appendices. This book is suitable for graduate courses in cosmology, gravitation and relativity. It will also provide a valuable reference for researchers.
Cambridge University Press; January 2003
258 pages; ISBN 9780511029882
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Title: The Scalar-Tensor Theory of Gravitation
Author: Yasunori Fujii; Kei-ichi Maeda
 
ISBNs
0511029888
9780511029882
9780521811590