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Foundations of General Relativity : From Einstein to Black Holes

Posted By: readerXXI
Foundations of General Relativity : From Einstein to Black Holes

Foundations of General Relativity : From Einstein to Black Holes
by Klaas Landsman
English | 2021 | ISBN: 9083178927 | 394 Pages | True PDF | 23 MB

This book, dedicated to Roger Penrose, is a second, mathematically oriented course in general relativity. It contains extensive references and occasional excursions in the history and philosophy of gravity, including a relatively lengthy historical introduction. The book is intended for all students of general relativity of any age and orientation who have a background including at least first courses in special and general relativity, differential geometry, and topology. The material is developed in such a way that through the last two chapters the reader may acquire a taste of the modern mathematical study of black holes initiated by Penrose, Hawking, and others, as further influenced by the initial-value or PDE approach to general relativity. Successful readers might be able to begin reading research papers on black holes, especially in mathematical physics and in the philosophy of physics.


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