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Introduction to General Relativity (International series in pure and applied physics) - Ronald Adler

Introduction to General Relativity (International series in pure and applied physics)

Author: Ronald Adler
Book title: Introduction to General Relativity (International series in pure and applied physics)
ISBN: 0070004234
ISBN13: 978-0070004238
Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 2 edition (June 1, 1975)
Language: English
Category: Physics
Rating: 4.9/5
Votes: 788
Pages: 549 pages
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Reviews: (4)
Olelifan
All around terrific introduction to Einstein's Theory, even goes over Weyl's 1918 unification attempt to include EM within GR.
Der Bat
This is a great book. Very well written and an excellent introduction to the general theory of relativity. Well worth
It if you can find a copy.
Haracetys
This second edition of the Adler, Bazin and Schiffer book is nothing short of miraculous. I have read it off and on for 25 years, and I always manage to learn something new from it. Although it cannot compete with the more recent texts on post-Newtonian mechanics, everything is here for the advanced undergraduate/beginning graduate student: tensor calculus; Riemannian and non-Riemannian geometries; tensor applications in electrodynamics; variational methods; Schwarzschild and Kerr spacetimes; Killing vectors; and much, much more. An entire chapter is devoted to Weyl's gauge-invariant theory and Wheeler's "already unified" field theory. If you have been completely turned off by Misner-Wheeler-Thorne's Gravitation book (along with its somewhat pretentious and totally confusing annotations and sidebar material), and yet you still want to learn a decent amount of general relativity, buy this book while copies are still available. I'm still hoping that a third edition (with a chapter on computer applications) will eventually hit the shelves.
Eseve
What is unique in this book is that it has the Gödel cosmological solution to

the general relativity equations. It has a good coverage of Weyl's gauge

equations as well and a discussion of the

topological implications of black holes.

The mathematics is well done and relatively easy to follow.

This text is a classic text on gravity theory.
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