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TaPei Cheng 
College course on relativity and cosmology 
026049 
2015 
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Title  College course on relativity and cosmology 
Author(s)  TaPei Cheng 
Publication  Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2015. 
Description  xii, 292p. 
Abstract Note  This advanced undergraduate text introduces Einstein's general theory of relativity. The topics covered include geometric formulation of special relativity, the principle of equivalence, Einstein's field equation and its sphericalsymmetric solution, as well as cosmology. An emphasis is placed on physical examples and simple applications without the full tensor apparatus. It begins by examining the physics of the equivalence principle and looks at how it inspired Einstein's idea of curved spacetime as the gravitational field. At a more mathematically accessible level, it provides a metric description of a warped space, allowing the reader to study many interesting phenomena such as gravitational time dilation, GPS operation, light deflection, precession of Mercury's perihelion, and black holes. Numerous modern topics in cosmology are discussed from primordial inflation and cosmic microwave background to the dark energy that propels an accelerating universe. 
ISBN,Price  9780199693412 : UKP 27.95(PB) 
Classification  530.12:524.8

Keyword(s)  1. EINSTEIN'S FIELD EQUATIONS
2. GENERAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY
3. PRINCIPLE OF EQUIVALENCE
4. SPECIAL RELATIVITY
5. SSPHERICALLY SYMMETRIC

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