Formulations of General Relativity

Gravity, Spinors and Differential Forms

Documenting the different formulations of general relativity, this book reveals valuable insight into the nature of the gravitational force. Les mer
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Documenting the different formulations of general relativity, this book reveals valuable insight into the nature of the gravitational force.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Preface; Introduction; 1. Aspects of differential geometry; 2. Metric and related formulations; 3. Cartan's tetrad formulation; 4. General relativity in 2+1 dimensions; 5. The 'chiral' formulation of general relativity; 6. Chiral pure connection formulation; 7. Deformations of general relativity; 8. Perturbative descriptions of gravity; 9. Higher-dimensional descriptions; 10. Concluding remarks; References; Index.

Om forfatteren

Kirill Krasnov is Professor of Mathematical Physics at the University of Nottingham. Since receiving his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University, he has worked at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam.