Spacetime and Geometry

An Introduction to General Relativity

by Sean M. Carroll

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  • 9781108488396
  • 9781108775557
Spacetime and Geometry is an introductory textbook on general relativity, specifically aimed at students. Using a lucid style, Carroll first covers the foundations of the theory and mathematical formalism, providing an approachable introduction to what can often be an intimidating subject. Three major applications of general relativity are then discussed: black holes, perturbation theory and gravitational waves, and cosmology. Students will learn the origin of how spacetime curves (the Einstein equation) and how matter moves through it (the geodesic equation). They will learn what black holes really are, how gravitational waves are generated and detected, and the modern view of the expansion of the universe. A brief introduction to quantum field theory in curved spacetime is also included. A student familiar with this book will be ready to tackle research-level problems in gravitational physics.
  • Cambridge University Press; August 2019
  • ISBN: 9781108775557
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  • Title: Spacetime and Geometry
  • Author: Sean M. Carroll
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
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  • 9781108488396
  • 9781108775557

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'… the best book on contemporary gravitational physics for beginning graduate students to established researchers. It will remain one of the leading textbooks on gravity for years to come.' Renata Kallosh, Stanford University, California

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781108488396
  • 9781108775557