Bryce DeWitt's Lectures on Gravitation

Edited by Steven M. Christensen

  • Bryce DeWitt
  • Steven M. Christensen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 826)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Bryce DeWitt, Steven M. Christensen
    Pages 1-11
  3. Bryce DeWitt, Steven M. Christensen
    Pages 13-37
  4. Bryce DeWitt, Steven M. Christensen
    Pages 39-49
  5. Bryce DeWitt, Steven M. Christensen
    Pages 51-62
  6. Bryce DeWitt, Steven M. Christensen
    Pages 63-70
  7. Bryce DeWitt, Steven M. Christensen
    Pages 71-78
  8. Bryce DeWitt, Steven M. Christensen
    Pages 79-93
  9. Bryce DeWitt, Steven M. Christensen
    Pages 95-104
  10. Bryce DeWitt, Steven M. Christensen
    Pages 105-110
  11. Bryce DeWitt, Steven M. Christensen
    Pages 111-125
  12. Bryce DeWitt, Steven M. Christensen
    Pages 127-131
  13. Bryce DeWitt, Steven M. Christensen
    Pages 133-149
  14. Bryce DeWitt, Steven M. Christensen
    Pages 151-159
  15. Bryce DeWitt, Steven M. Christensen
    Pages 161-176
  16. Bryce DeWitt, Steven M. Christensen
    Pages 177-217
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 219-287

About this book

Introduction

Bryce DeWitt, a student of Nobel Laureate Julian Schwinger, was himself one of the towering figures in 20th century physics, particularly renowned for his seminal contributions to quantum field theory, numerical relativity and quantum gravity. In late 1971 DeWitt gave a course on gravitation at Stanford University, leaving almost 400 pages of detailed handwritten notes. Written with clarity and authority, and edited by his former student Steven Christensen, these timeless lecture notes, containing material or expositions not found in any other textbooks, are a gem to be discovered or re-discovered by anyone seriously interested in the study of gravitational physics.

Keywords

Bryce DeWitt general relativity quantum gravitation

Authors and affiliations

  • Bryce DeWitt
    • 1
  1. 1.AustinUSA

Editors and affiliations

  • Steven M. Christensen
    • 1
  1. 1.Durham, NCUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-36911-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-36909-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-36911-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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