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Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology

By: Christian G. Boehmer

Price: $23.30

Publisher: New Delhi, World Scientific/Dev Publishers & Distributors:

Seller ID: 1202263

ISBN: 1786341182

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About the Book Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology gives undergraduate students an overview of the fundamental ideas behind the geometric theory of gravitation and spacetime. Through pointers on how to modify and generalise Einstein's theory to enhance understanding, it provides a link between standard textbook content and current research in the field. Chapters present complicated material practically and concisely, initially dealing with the mathematical foundations of the theory of relativity, in particular differential geometry. This is followed by a discussion of the Einstein... View more info

Gauge Fields, Knots, and Gravity: Series on Knots and Everything

By: John C. Baez & Javier P. Muniain (Authors)

Price: $40.35

Publisher: New Delhi, World Scientific/Dev Publishers & Distributors: 2018

Seller ID: 1202277

ISBN: 9810220340

Condition: New


This is an introduction to the basic tools of mathematics needed to understand the relation between knot theory and quantum gravity. The book begins with a rapid course on manifolds and differential forms, emphasizing how these provide a proper language for formulating Maxwell's equations on arbitrary spacetimes. The authors then introduce vector bundles, connections and curvature in order to generalize Maxwell theory to the Yang-Mills equations. The relation of gauge theory to the newly discovered knot invariants such as the Jones polynomial is sketched. Riemannian geometry is then introduced... View more info