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TitleSpecial relativity in general frames : from particles to astrophysics
Author(s)Eric Gourgoulhon
Description1 online resource (xxx, 784 pages)
Abstract NoteSpecial relativity is the basis of many fields in modern physics: particle physics, quantum field theory, high-energy astrophysics, etc. This theory is presented here by adopting a four-dimensional point of view from the start. An outstanding feature of the book is that it doesnt restrict itself to inertial frames and to considering accelerated and rotating observers. It is thus possible to treat physical effects such as the Thomas precession or the Sagnac effect in a simple yet precise manner. In the final chapters, more advanced topics like tensorial fields in spacetime, exterior calculus and relativistic hydrodynamics are addressed. In the last, brief chapter the author gives a preview of gravity and shows where it becomes incompatible with Minkowsky spacetime. Well illustrated and enriched by many historical notes, this book also presents many applications of special relativity, ranging from particle physics (accelerators, particle collisions, quark-gluon plasma) to astrophysics (relativistic jets, active galactic nuclei), and including practical applications (Sagnac gyrometers, synchrotron radiation, GPS). In addition, the book provides some mathematical developments, such as the detailed analysis of the Lorentz group and its Lie algebra. The book is suitable for students in the third year of a physics degree or on a masters course, as well as researchers and any reader interested in relativity. Thanks to the geometric approach adopted, this book should also be beneficial for the study of general relativity. A modern presentation of special relativity must put forward its essential structures, before illustrating them using concrete applications to specific dynamical problems. Such is the challenge (so successfully met!) of the beautiful book by ric Gourgoulhon. (excerpt from the Foreword by Thibault Damour)
Notes"Translation from the French language edition of: Relativit�e restreinte: des particules �a l'astrophysique, �2010 EDP Sciences, CNRS Edition, France"--T.p. verso. -Includes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. Special relativity (Physics)
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Title3+1 formalism in general relativity : bases of numerical relativity
Author(s)�Eric Gourgoulhon
PublicationBerlin, Springer, 2012.
Description1 online resource (xvii, 294 p.) : ill
Contents NoteBasic Differential Geometry -- Geometry of Hypersurfaces -- Geometry of Foliations -- 3+1 decomposition of Einstein Equation -- 3+1 Equations for Matter and Electromagnetic Field -- Conformal Decompositon -- Asymptotic Flatness and Global Quantities -- The Initial Data Problem -- Choice of Foliation and Spatial Coordiinates -- Evolution Schemes -- Conformal Killing Operator and Conformal Vector Laplacian -- Sage Codes
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. GENERAL RELATIVITY (PHYSICS)
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