By Malcolm Ludvigsen
Beginning with the belief of an occasion and completing with an outline of the traditional big-bang version of the Universe, this textbook offers a transparent, concise and updated creation to the idea of basic relativity, appropriate for final-year undergraduate arithmetic or physics scholars. all through, the emphasis is at the geometric constitution of spacetime, instead of the normal coordinate-dependent procedure. issues lined comprise flat spacetime (special relativity), Maxwell fields, the energy-momentum tensor, spacetime curvature and gravity, Schwarzschild and Kerr spacetimes, black holes and singularities, and cosmology. All actual assumptions are basically spelled out and the mandatory arithmetic is built in addition to the physics. routines are supplied on the finish of every bankruptcy and key principles are illustrated with labored examples. strategies and tricks to chose difficulties are supplied on the finish of the ebook. This textbook will let the coed to boost a legitimate figuring out of the idea of normal relativity.