Gravitation and Inertia

; John Archibald Wheeler

This book is an ambitious walking tour through a host of topics in general relativity. It includes a treasure chest of useful references. -- Robert Geroch, University of Chicago Bringing together both the philosophy and the application in one place produces a synergy that vastly increases the value of the work. Les mer
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This book is an ambitious walking tour through a host of topics in general relativity. It includes a treasure chest of useful references. -- Robert Geroch, University of Chicago Bringing together both the philosophy and the application in one place produces a synergy that vastly increases the value of the work. -- Richard Matzner, Director of the Center for Relativity at the University of Texas, Austin

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Innholdsfortegnelse

PrefaceChart of Main Topics1A First Tour12Einstein Geometrodynamics133Tests of Einstein Geometrodynamics874Cosmology, Standard Models, and Homogeneous Rotating Models1855The Initial-Value Problem in Einstein Geometrodynamics2696The Gravitomagnetic Field and Its Measurement3157Some Highlights of the Past and a Summary of Geometrodynamics and Inertia384Mathematical Appendix403Symbols and Notations437Author Index445Subject Index of Mathematical Appendix455Subject Index461Fundamental and Astronomical Constants and Units493

Om forfatteren

Ignazio Ciufolini is a Research Associate at CNR-IFSI in Rome. John Archibald Wheeler, one of the world's foremost relativists, is Professor Emeritus of Physics at Princeton University. His books include A Journey into Gravity and Spacetime; with Edwin F. Taylor, Spacetime Physics; and, with Charles Misner and Kip Thorne, Gravitation; all published by W. H. Freeman & Co.