Relativity and Scientific Computing

Computer Algebra, Numerics, Visualization

  • Friedrich W. Hehl
  • Roland A. Puntigam
  • Hanns Ruder

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Color Plates

    1. Werner Benger
      Pages 1-22
  3. Numerics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Carles Bona
      Pages 69-87
    3. Heinz Herold
      Pages 122-137
    4. Franz E. Schunck, Eckehard W. Mielke
      Pages 138-151
  4. Computer Algebra

  5. Visualization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Hans-Peter Nollert, Ute Kraus, Hanns Ruder
      Pages 314-329
    3. Hans-Peter Nollert, Heinz Herold
      Pages 330-351
  6. Exotica

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 353-353
    2. Carl H. Brans
      Pages 355-377
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 379-389

About this book


This book contains lectures given by leading scientists from internationally reputed centers of research and teaching who provide insight into the state of the art of scientific computing in relativity. It is split into four parts covering numerics, computer algebra, visualization, and exotic smoothness on spacetime. As well as introducing the techniques the authors stress the importance of combining complementary methods to attack complex problems in general relativity and gravitation. Care has been taken to select lecturers who teach in a comprehensible way, so this work provides an excellent introduction to scientific computing for students who wish to specialize in relativity, gravitation, and/or astrophysics.


Gravity Mathematica Relativity astrophysics general relativity general theory of relativity

Editors and affiliations

  • Friedrich W. Hehl
    • 1
  • Roland A. Puntigam
    • 1
  • Hanns Ruder
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität zu KölnKölnGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Astronomie und AstrophysikUniversität TübingenTübingenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-95734-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-95732-1
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