Book 2008

Gravity, Black Holes, and the Very Early Universe

An Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology

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ISBN: 978-0-387-73629-7 (Print) 978-0-387-73631-0 (Online)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv

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    Chapter

    Pages 1-17

    Basic Ideas of General Relativity

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    Chapter

    Pages 19-44

    Curvilinear Coordinates and General Tensors

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    Chapter

    Pages 45-54

    Einstein's Law of Gravitation

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    Chapter

    Pages 55-63

    The Schwarzschild Solution

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    Chapter

    Pages 65-80

    Experimental Tests of Einstein's Theory

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    Chapter

    Pages 81-109

    The Physics of Black Holes

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    Chapter

    Pages 111-131

    Introduction to Cosmology

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    Chapter

    Pages 133-161

    Big Bang Models

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    Chapter

    Pages 163-186

    Particles, Forces, and Unification of Forces

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    Chapter

    Pages 187-199

    The Inflationary Universe

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    Chapter

    Pages 201-229

    The Physics of the Very Early Universe

  13. Back Matter

    Pages 231-280