Title  Bryce DeWitt's lectures on gravitation 
Author(s)  Steven M. Christensen (ed.) 
Publication  Heidelberg, Springer, 2011. 
Description  1 online resource (xi, 287 p.) : ill 
Abstract Note  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 rediscovered by anyone seriously interested in the study of gravitational physicsP. 4 of cover 
Contents Note  Review of the uses of invariants in special relativity  Accelerated motion in special relativity  Realizations of continuous groups  Riemannian manifolds  The free particles. Geodesics  Weak field approximation. Newton's theory  Ensembles of particles  Production of gravitational fields by matter  Conservation laws  Phenomenological description of a conservative continuous medium  Solubility of the Einstein and matter equations  Energy, momentum and stress in the gravitational field  Measurement of asymptotic fields  The electromagnetic field  Gravitational waves  Appendix A: Spinning bodies  Appendix B: Weak field gravitational wave  Appendix C: Stationary spherically (or rotationally) symmetric metric  Appendix D: Kerr metric subcalculations  Appendix E: Friedmann cosmology  Appendix F: Dynamical equations and diffeomorphisms 
Notes  Includes bibliographical references and index 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. GRAVITATION

Item Type  eBook 