Introduction to General Relativity, Black Holes and Cosmology

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2015-01-20
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat, French Academy of the Sciences, Paris and the American Academy of Arts and Science

Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat has worked on General Relativity (and other subjects in mathematics and physics) for some sixty years, publishing over 300 scientific papers (the most recent in July 2011). She was elected President of the International Society of General Relativity between 1980 and 1983, was the first woman to be elected to the French Academy of Sciences, is a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences in Boston, and an elected honorary member of both the Moscow and London Mathematical Societies. She is a recipient of the Danie Heineman Prize of the American Physical Society and of the Marcel Grossman prize. Professor Emeritus of the University of Paris she is also a permanent visitor of the l'institut des hautes etudes scientifiques.

Table of Contents

Part A: Fundamentals
I. Riemannian and Lorentzian Geometry
II. Special Relativity
III. General Relativity
IV. The Einstein equations
V. The Schwarzschild spacetime.RK3
VI. Black holes
VII. Cosmology
Part B: Advanced Topics
VIII. General Einsteinian spacetimes. The Cauchy problem.
IX. Relativistic fluids
X. Relativistic Kinetic Theory

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