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Cambridge University Press
13 September 2012
General relativity is a cornerstone of modern physics, and is of major importance in its applications to cosmology. Plebanski and Krasinski are experts in the field and in this book they provide a thorough introduction to general relativity, guiding the reader through complete derivations of the most important results. Providing coverage from a unique viewpoint, geometrical, physical and astrophysical properties of inhomogeneous cosmological models are all systematically and clearly presented, allowing the reader to follow and verify all derivations. For advanced undergraduates and graduates in physics and astronomy, this textbook will enable students to develop expertise in the mathematical techniques necessary to study general relativity.
By:   Jerzy Plebanski (Instituto Politecnico Nacional Mexico), Andrzej Krasinski (Polish Academy of Sciences)
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 244mm,  Width: 170mm,  Spine: 29mm
Weight:   880g
ISBN:   9781107407367
ISBN 10:   1107407362
Pages:   558
Publication Date:   13 September 2012
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  Undergraduate ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for An Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology

'In the time-honoured tradition of many books from CUP, An Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology cannot really be described as an introduction at all. ... an excellent high-level textbook that includes a number of topics that are not readily to be found elsewhere. I recommend it very highly for students who have studied General Relativity already (perhaps having read a real 'introductory' book), and who would like to gain a deeper mathematical insight into the subject. ... For anyone looking for a thorough mathematical treatment of General Relativity, or for a supplement to existing books, this is highly recommended. It is not a standard text by any means, but I would be surprised if there was anyone who didn't find in it something new, interesting, and enlightening.' The Observatory ...an excellent high-level textbook that includes a number of topics that are not to be readily found elsewhere. I recommend it very highly for students who have studied General Relativity already... and who would like to gain a deeper mathematical insight into the subject. Alan Heavens, The Observatory ... A fairly comprehensive treatise in the field of relativity and cosmology. It covers topics seldom or never seen in textbooks of this kind and is therefore valuable for researchers. Sigbjorn Hervik, Mathematical Reviews ... an impressive and coherent account of many aspects of contemporary General Relativity theory. Contemporary Physics


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