Directions in General Relativity Volume 2

Directions in General Relativity  Volume 2

Proceedings of the International Symposium on General Relativity, University of Maryland, 1993.

Author: Charles W. Misner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521452678

Category: Science

Page: 391

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These two volumes are the proceedings of a major International Symposium on General Relativity held at the University of Maryland in March 1993 to celebrate the sixtieth birthdays of Professor Charles Misner and Professor Dieter Brill. The volumes cover classical general relativity, quantum gravity and quantum cosmology, canonical formulation and the initial value problem, topology and geometry of spacetime and fields, mathematical and physical cosmology, and black hole physics and astrophysics. As invited articles, the papers in these volumes have an aim which goes beyond that of a standard conference proceedings. Not only do the authors discuss the most recent research results in their fields, but many also provide historical perspectives on how the subjects have developed and offer individual insights in their search for new directions.
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Directions in General Relativity Volume 2

Directions in General Relativity  Volume 2

These two volumes are the proceedings of a major International Symposium on General Relativity held at the University of Maryland May 27-29, 1993 to celebrate the sixtieth birthdays of Professor Charles Misner and Professor Dieter Brill.

Author: Charles W. Misner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521452678

Category: Science

Page: 391

View: 326

These two volumes are the proceedings of a major International Symposium on General Relativity held at the University of Maryland in March 1993 to celebrate the sixtieth birthdays of Professor Charles Misner and Professor Dieter Brill. The volumes cover classical general relativity, quantum gravity and quantum cosmology, canonical formulation and the initial value problem, topology and geometry of spacetime and fields, mathematical and physical cosmology, and black hole physics and astrophysics. As invited articles, the papers in these volumes have an aim which goes beyond that of a standard conference proceedings. Not only do the authors discuss the most recent research results in their fields, but many also provide historical perspectives on how the subjects have developed and offer individual insights in their search for new directions.
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Directions in General Relativity Volume 1

Directions in General Relativity  Volume 1

These two volumes are the proceedings of a major International Symposium on General Relativity held at the University of Maryland May 27-29, 1993 to celebrate the sixtieth birthdays of Professor Charles Misner and Professor Dieter Brill.

Author: B. L. Hu

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052145266X

Category: Science

Page: 447

View: 763

These two volumes are the proceedings of a major International Symposium on General Relativity held at the University of Maryland May 27-29, 1993 to celebrate the sixtieth birthdays of Professor Charles Misner and Professor Dieter Brill. The volumes cover classical general relativity, quantum gravity and quantum cosmology, canonical formulation and the initial value problem, topology and geometry of spacetime and fields, mathematical and physical cosmology, and black hole physics and astrophysics. As invited articles, the papers in these volumes have an aim that goes beyond that of a standard conference proceedings. Not only do the authors discuss the most recent research results in their fields, but many also provide historical perspectives on how their subjects developed and offer individual insights in their search for new directions.
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Directions in General Relativity Volume 1

Directions in General Relativity  Volume 1

Proceedings of the International Symposium on General Relativity, University of Maryland, March 1993.

Author: Charles W. Misner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521021391

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 342

Proceedings of the International Symposium on General Relativity, University of Maryland, March 1993.
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The Classical Theory of Fields

The Classical Theory of Fields

The fourth edition contains seven new sections with chapters on General Relativity, Gravitational Waves and Relativistic Cosmology. The text has been thoroughly revised and additional problems inserted.

Author: L D Landau

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0750627689

Category: Science

Page: 402

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The fourth edition contains seven new sections with chapters on General Relativity, Gravitational Waves and Relativistic Cosmology. The text has been thoroughly revised and additional problems inserted. The Complete course of Theoretical Physics by Landau and Lifshitz, recognized as two of the world's outstanding physicists, is published in full by Butterworth-Heinemann. It comprises nine volumes, covering all branches of the subject; translations from the Russian are by leading scientists.
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Physics for Scientists and Engineers Volume 2 Chapters 23 46

Physics for Scientists and Engineers  Volume 2  Chapters 23 46

To satisfy the postulates of special relativity, the Galilean transformation
equations must be replaced by the Lorentz transformation equations: z¿ z t¿ gat v
where g (1 v2/c2) 1/2 and the S frame moves in the x direction relative to the S
frame.

Author: Raymond Serway

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780495112440

Category: Science

Page: 848

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PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS reveals the beauty and simplicity of physics while highlighting its essential role in other disciplines, from engineering to medicine. This proven text features the Serway hallmarks of concise writing, carefully thought-out problem sets, world class worked examples, and leading-edge educational pedagogy. With the Seventh Edition, authors Raymond A. Serway and John W. Jewett, Jr. build upon this strong foundation by carrying that high standard to the book's carefully integrated technology package, perfectly tailored to support any course design. All end-of-chapter problems, worked examples, and quick quizzes are available in Enhanced WebAssign (with hints and feedback formulated to foster student learning), allowing instructors to securely create and administer homework assignments in an interactive online environment. For instructors utilizing classroom response technology, a complete suite of PowerPoint-formatted questions designed to support all levels of users, from amateur through advanced, is available to support the clicker software of your choosing. The result is the most complete course solution you will find; and one that is scalable to meet your and your students' unique needs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Physical Origins of Time Asymmetry

Physical Origins of Time Asymmetry

Yet this manifest fact of our experience is particularly difficult to explain in terms of the fundamental laws of physics. This volume reconciles these profoundly conflicting facts.

Author: J. J. Halliwell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521568374

Category: Science

Page: 536

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We say that the processes going on in the world about us are asymmetric in time or display an arrow of time. Yet this manifest fact of our experience is particularly difficult to explain in terms of the fundamental laws of physics. This volume reconciles these profoundly conflicting facts.
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Student Solutions Manual with Study Guide Volume 2 for Serway Vuille s College Physics 10th

Student Solutions Manual with Study Guide  Volume 2 for Serway Vuille s College Physics  10th

COLLEGE PHYSICS, Tenth Edition, provides a clear strategy for connecting those theories to a consistent problem-solving approach, carefully reinforcing this methodology throughout the text and connecting it to real-world examples.

Author: Raymond A. Serway

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781337520386

Category: Education

Page: 256

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For Chapters 15-30, this manual contains detailed solutions to approximately twelve problems per chapter. These problems are indicated in the textbook with boxed problem numbers. The manual also features a skills section, important notes from key sections of the text, and a list of important equations and concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Spinors and Space Time Volume 2 Spinor and Twistor Methods in Space Time Geometry

Spinors and Space Time  Volume 2  Spinor and Twistor Methods in Space Time Geometry

curvature. tensors. 8 . 1 The null structure of the Weyl spinor One of the most
immediate and striking examples of the utility of spinor techniques in general
relativity theory is the spinor classification of the Weyl tensor ( Cartan 1922a , p .
194 , Penrose 1960 , 1962 ) ... Their flagpole directions are the n principal null
directions ( PNDs ) of the symmetric spinor . These define the spinor uniquely ,
apart from an ...

Author: Roger Penrose

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521347866

Category: Science

Page: 512

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Spinor and Twistor Methods in Space-Time Geometry introduces the theory of twistors, and studies in detail how the theory of twistors and 2-spinors can be applied to the study of space-time. Twistors have, in recent years, attracted increasing attention as a mathematical tool and as a means of gaining new insights into the structure of physical laws. This volume also includes a comprehensive treatment of the conformal approach to space-time infinity with results on general-relativistic mass and angular momentum, a detailed spinorial classification of the full space-time curvature tensor, and an account of the geometry of null geodesics.
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College Physics Textbook Equity Edition Volume 2 of 3 Chapters 13 24

College Physics Textbook Equity Edition Volume 2 of 3  Chapters 13   24

Dalton's law of partial pressures, 459, 464 dark matter, 1223, 1230 daughter,
1140 daughters, 1124 de Broglie wavelength, 1046, ... 646, 654 Direct current,
712 direct current, 725 direction, 90 direction (of a vector), 114 direction of
magnetic field lines, 781, 801 direction ... 1091, 1103 first law of thermodynamics,
508, 542 first postulate of special relativity, 999, 1021 fission fragments, 1167,
1175 flat (zero ...

Author: An OER from Textbook Equity

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304784568

Category: Science

Page: 474

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This text is intended for one-year introductory courses requiring algebra and some trigonometry, but no calculus. College Physics is organized such that topics are introduced conceptually with a steady progression to precise definitions and analytical applications. The analytical aspect (problem solving) is tied back to the conceptual before moving on to another topic. Each introductory chapter, for example, opens with an engaging photograph relevant to the subject of the chapter and interesting applications that are easy for most students to visualize. For manageability the original text is available in three volumes . Original text published by Openstax College (Rice University) www.textbookequity.org
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Black Holes Time Warps Einstein s Outrageous Legacy Commonwealth Fund Book Program

Black Holes   Time Warps  Einstein s Outrageous Legacy  Commonwealth Fund Book Program

Relativity, Groups, and Topology (Gordon and Breach, New York). ... The
Collected Papers of Albert Einstein Volume 2: The Swiss Years: Writings, 1900–
1909, edited by John Stachel (Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey)
.

Author: Kip Thorne

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393247473

Category: Science

Page: 624

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Winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics Ever since Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity burst upon the world in 1915 some of the most brilliant minds of our century have sought to decipher the mysteries bequeathed by that theory, a legacy so unthinkable in some respects that even Einstein himself rejected them. Which of these bizarre phenomena, if any, can really exist in our universe? Black holes, down which anything can fall but from which nothing can return; wormholes, short spacewarps connecting regions of the cosmos; singularities, where space and time are so violently warped that time ceases to exist and space becomes a kind of foam; gravitational waves, which carry symphonic accounts of collisions of black holes billions of years ago; and time machines, for traveling backward and forward in time. Kip Thorne, along with fellow theorists Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose, a cadre of Russians, and earlier scientists such as Oppenheimer, Wheeler and Chandrasekhar, has been in the thick of the quest to secure answers. In this masterfully written and brilliantly informed work of scientific history and explanation, Dr. Thorne, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics Emeritus at Caltech, leads his readers through an elegant, always human, tapestry of interlocking themes, coming finally to a uniquely informed answer to the great question: what principles control our universe and why do physicists think they know the things they think they know? Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time has been one of the greatest best-sellers in publishing history. Anyone who struggled with that book will find here a more slowly paced but equally mind-stretching experience, with the added fascination of a rich historical and human component. Winner of the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science.
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General Relativity Astrophysics and Cosmology

General Relativity  Astrophysics  and Cosmology

Naturally, we had to make a careful selection of topics to be discussed in order to keep the book to a manageable length.

Author: A.K. Raychaudhuri

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 038740628X

Category: Science

Page: 312

View: 981

For about half a century the general theory of relativity attracted little attention from physicists. However, the discovery of compact objects such as quasars and pulsars, as well as candidates for black holes on the one hand, and the microwave background radiation on the other hand completely changed the picture. In addition, developments in elementary particle physics, such as predictions of the behavior of matter at the ultrahigh energies that might have prevailed in the early stages of the big bang, have greatly en hanced the interest in general relativity. These developments created a large body of readers interested in general relativity, and its applications in astrophysics and cosmology. Having neither the time nor the inclination to delve deeply into the technical literature, such readers need a general introduction to the subject before exploring applica tions. It is for these readers that the present volume is intended. Keeping in mind the broad range of interests and wanting to avoid mathematical compli cations as much as possible, we have ventured to combine all three topics relativity, astrophysics, and cosmology-in a single volume. Naturally, we had to make a careful selection of topics to be discussed in order to keep the book to a manageable length.
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Centennial Of General Relativity A Celebration

Centennial Of General Relativity  A Celebration

To celebrate 100 years of general relativity, World Scientific publishes this volume with a dual goal: to assess the current status of the field of general relativity in broad terms, and discuss future directions.

Author: Vasconcellos Cesar Augusto Zen

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814699679

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 729

It has been over 100 years since the presentation of the Theory of General Relativity by Albert Einstein, in its final formulation, to the Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences. To celebrate 100 years of general relativity, World Scientific publishes this volume with a dual goal: to assess the current status of the field of general relativity in broad terms, and discuss future directions. The volume thus consists of broad overviews summarizing major developments over the past decades and their perspective contributions.
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Lecture Notes on the General Theory of Relativity

Lecture Notes on the General Theory of Relativity

Lorentz-invariant radiation Consider a region filled with photons of all
frequencies and moving in all directions. Let n(ν,e) be the number of photons per
unit volume, per frequency interval and per unit solid angle moving in the
direction e, as referred to an orthonormal basis Σ. Let primed ... (a) Use that dV0
is invariant to show that dV = γ−1uγudV where γu = (1− |u|2/c2)−1/2 and γu = (
1−|u|2/c2)−1/2.

Author: Øyvind Grøn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387881348

Category: Science

Page: 252

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This book collects lectures on the general theory of relativity given by Dr. Øyvind Grøn at the University of Oslo, Norway. This accessible text allows students to follow the deductions all the way throughout the book.
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High Energy Astrophysics Volume 2 Stars the Galaxy and the Interstellar Medium

High Energy Astrophysics  Volume 2  Stars  the Galaxy and the Interstellar Medium

Fortunately , a number of important results can be derived from simple arguments
using Newton ' s theory of gravity rather than ... at the centre of the sphere , so
that the sphere expands uniformly with v o r about that point in all directions ( Fig .

Author: Malcolm S. Longair

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521435846

Category: Science

Page: 412

View: 658

What role does viscosity play in accretion discs? How do you calculate the 'glitch function' of a pulsar? And can strong shocks account for the energy spectrum of electrons in our Galaxy? These are just some of the exciting questions that Professor Longair uses to develop the physics needed by the astronomer and high energy astrophysicist. The highly acclaimed first edition of High Energy Astrophysics instantly established itself as a classic in the teaching of contemporary astronomy. Reflecting the immense interest and developments in the subject, Professor Longair has developed the second edition into three texts; in this second volume he provides a comprehensive discussion of the high energy astrophysics of stars, the Galaxy and the interstellar medium. He develops an understanding for the essential physics with an elegance and infectious enthusiasm for which his teaching is internationally renowned, illustrating the issues throughout with results from forefront research. This book takes the student with a knowledge of physics and mathematics at the undergraduate level - but not necessarily with training in astronomy - to the point where current astronomical research can be understood.
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Mass and Motion in General Relativity

Mass and Motion in General Relativity

In this volume, the world’s leading scientists offer a multifaceted approach to mass by giving a concise and introductory presentation based on insights from their respective fields of research on gravity.

Author: Luc Blanchet

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048130158

Category: Science

Page: 626

View: 468

From the infinitesimal scale of particle physics to the cosmic scale of the universe, research is concerned with the nature of mass. While there have been spectacular advances in physics during the past century, mass still remains a mysterious entity at the forefront of current research. Our current perspective on gravitation has arisen over millennia, through the contemplation of falling apples, lift thought experiments and notions of stars spiraling into black holes. In this volume, the world’s leading scientists offer a multifaceted approach to mass by giving a concise and introductory presentation based on insights from their respective fields of research on gravity. The main theme is mass and its motion within general relativity and other theories of gravity, particularly for compact bodies. Within this framework, all articles are tied together coherently, covering post-Newtonian and related methods as well as the self-force approach to the analysis of motion in curved space-time, closing with an overview of the historical development and a snapshot on the actual state of the art. All contributions reflect the fundamental role of mass in physics, from issues related to Newton’s laws, to the effect of self-force and radiation reaction within theories of gravitation, to the role of the Higgs boson in modern physics. High-precision measurements are described in detail, modified theories of gravity reproducing experimental data are investigated as alternatives to dark matter, and the fundamental problem of reconciling any theory of gravity with the physics of quantum fields is addressed. Auxiliary chapters set the framework for theoretical contributions within the broader context of experimental physics. The book is based upon the lectures of the CNRS School on Mass held in Orléans, France, in June 2008. All contributions have been anonymously refereed and, with the cooperation of the authors, revised by the editors to ensure overall consistency.
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General Relativity

General Relativity

This book provides a completely revised and expanded version of the previous classic edition ‘General Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics’.

Author: Norbert Straumann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400754096

Category: Science

Page: 736

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This book provides a completely revised and expanded version of the previous classic edition ‘General Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics’. In Part I the foundations of general relativity are thoroughly developed, while Part II is devoted to tests of general relativity and many of its applications. Binary pulsars – our best laboratories for general relativity – are studied in considerable detail. An introduction to gravitational lensing theory is included as well, so as to make the current literature on the subject accessible to readers. Considerable attention is devoted to the study of compact objects, especially to black holes. This includes a detailed derivation of the Kerr solution, Israel’s proof of his uniqueness theorem, and a derivation of the basic laws of black hole physics. Part II ends with Witten’s proof of the positive energy theorem, which is presented in detail, together with the required tools on spin structures and spinor analysis. In Part III, all of the differential geometric tools required are developed in detail. A great deal of effort went into refining and improving the text for the new edition. New material has been added, including a chapter on cosmology. The book addresses undergraduate and graduate students in physics, astrophysics and mathematics. It utilizes a very well structured approach, which should help it continue to be a standard work for a modern treatment of gravitational physics. The clear presentation of differential geometry also makes it useful for work on string theory and other fields of physics, classical as well as quantum.
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Special Relativity for Beginners

Special Relativity for Beginners

This book, first appearing in German in 2004 under the title Spezielle Relativit_tstheorie f_r Studienanf_nger, offers access to the special theory of relativity for readers with a background in mathematics and physics comparable to a ...

Author: Jrgen Freund

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812771599

Category: Science

Page: 314

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This book, first appearing in German in 2004 under the title Spezielle Relativit„tstheorie fr Studienanf„nger, offers access to the special theory of relativity for readers with a background in mathematics and physics comparable to a high school honors degree. All mathematical and physical competence required beyond that level is gradually developed through the book, as more advanced topics are introduced. The full tensor formalism, however, is dispensed with as it would only be a burden for the problems to be dealt with. Eventually, a substantial and comprehensive treatise on special relativity emerges which, with its gray-shaded formulary, is an invaluable reference manual for students and scientists alike.Some crucial results are derived more than once with different approaches: the Lorentz transformation in one spatial direction three times, the Doppler formula four times, the Lorentz transformation in two directions twice; also twice the unification of electric and magnetic forces, the velocity addition formula, as well as the aberration formula. Beginners will be grateful to find several routes to the goal; moreover, for a theory like relativity, it is of fundamental importance to demonstrate that it is self-contained and without contradictions.Author's website: www.relativity.ch.
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