Proceedings of the Spanish Relativity Meeting ERE2012, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal, September 3-7, 2012

Author: Alfonso García-Parrado,Filipe C. Mena,Filipe Moura,Estelita Vaz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642401570

Category: Mathematics

Page: 485

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This book contains contributions from the Spanish Relativity Meeting, ERE 2012, held in Guimarães, Portugal, September 2012. It features more than 70 papers on a range of topics in general relativity and gravitation, from mathematical cosmology, numerical relativity and black holes to string theory and quantum gravity. Under the title "Progress in Mathematical Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology," ERE 2012 was attended by an exceptional international list of over a hundred participants from the five continents and over forty countries. ERE is organized every year by one of the Spanish or Portuguese groups working in this area and is supported by the Spanish Society of Gravitation and Relativity (SEGRE). This book will be of interest to researchers in mathematics and physics.
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Author: B. R. Iyer

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521361255

Category: Science

Page: 441

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Diversely typed conference proceedings contain 36 papers under four topical heads: Classical relativity (8 papers); Quantum gravity (17 papers); Black holes and compact objects (7 papers); Gravitational radiation and gravity experiments (4 papers). Contributors include R. Penrose, D. Brill, G. Burbidge, F. Hoyle, R. Wald. (NW) Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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A Centennial Perspective

Author: Abhay Ashtekar,Beverly Berger,James Isenberg,Malcolm MacCallum

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110703731X

Category: Science

Page: 696

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Explore spectacular advances in contemporary physics with this unique celebration of the centennial of Einstein's discovery of general relativity.
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IV AMMCS International Conference, Waterloo, Canada, August 20–25, 2017

Author: D. Marc Kilgour,Herb Kunze,Roman Makarov,Roderick Melnik,Xu Wang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331999719X

Category: Computers

Page: 646

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This book focuses on the recent development of methodologies and computation methods in mathematical and statistical modelling, computational science and applied mathematics. It emphasizes the development of theories and applications, and promotes interdisciplinary endeavour among mathematicians, statisticians, scientists, engineers and researchers from other disciplines. The book provides ideas, methods and tools in mathematical and statistical modelling that have been developed for a wide range of research fields, including medical, health sciences, biology, environmental science, engineering, physics and chemistry, finance, economics and social sciences. It presents original results addressing real-world problems. The contributions are products of a highly successful meeting held in August 2017 on the main campus of Wilfrid Laurier University, in Waterloo, Canada, the International Conference on Applied Mathematics, Modeling and Computational Science (AMMCS-2017). They make this book a valuable resource for readers interested not only in a broader overview of the methods, ideas and tools in mathematical and statistical approaches, but also in how they can attain valuable insights into problems arising in other disciplines.
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Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation

Author: Neil Ashby,David F. Bartlett,Walker Wyss

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521384285

Category: Science

Page: 502

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This volume contains the proceedings of the twelfth triannual International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation, the premier conference for presentation and discussion of new ideas in relativity and cosmology. The volume will contain the invited talks as well as short reports on the parallel workshops that took place at the meeting. It will be essential reading for all research workers in relativity, cosmology and astrophysics.
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Author: Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199666458

Category: Science

Page: 279

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General Relativity is a beautiful geometric theory, simple in its mathematical formulation but leading to numerous consequences with striking physical interpretations: gravitational waves, black holes, cosmological models, and so on. This introductory textbook is written for mathematics students interested in physics and physics students interested in exact mathematical formulations (or for anyone with a scientific mind who is curious to know more of the world we live in), recent remarkable experimental and observational results which confirm the theory are clearly described and no specialised physics knowledge is required. The mathematical level of Part A is aimed at undergraduate students and could be the basis for a course on General Relativity. Part B is more advanced, but still does not require sophisticated mathematics. Based on Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat's more advanced text, General Relativity and the Einstein Equations, the aim of this book is to give with precision, but as simply as possible, the foundations and main consequences of General Relativity. The first five chapters from General Relativity and the Einstein Equations have been updated with new sections and chapters on black holes, gravitational waves, singularities, and the Reissner-Nordstrom and interior Schwarzchild solutions. The rigour behind this book will provide readers with the perfect preparation to follow the great mathematical progress in the actual development, as well as the ability to model, the latest astrophysical and cosmological observations. The book presents basic General Relativity and provides a basis for understanding and using the fundamental theory.
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Author: Robert J. Lambourne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521131384

Category: Science

Page: 312

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The textbook introduces students to basic geometric concepts, such as metrics, connections and curvature, before examining general relativity in more detail. It shows the observational evidence supporting the theory, and the description general relativity provides of black holes and cosmological spacetimes. --
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Proceedings of the Second Samos Meeting on Cosmology, Geometry and Relativity Held at Pythagoreon, Samos, Greece, 31 August – 4 September 1998

Author: Spiros Cotsakis,Gary W. Gibbons

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540466711

Category: Science

Page: 254

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This book is written in a pedagogical style intelligible for graduate students. It reviews recent progress in black-hole and wormhole theory and in mathematical cosmology within the framework of Einstein's field equations and beyond, including quantum effects. This collection of essays, written by leading scientists of long standing reputation, should become an indispensable source for future research.
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Author: Valerio Faraoni

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402019883

Category: Science

Page: 274

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Cosmology in Scalar-Tensor Gravity covers all aspects of cosmology in scalar-tensor theories of gravity. Considerable progress has been made in this exciting area of physics and this book is the first to provide a critical overview of the research. Among the topics treated are: -Scalar-tensor gravity and its limit to general relativity, -Effective energy-momentum tensors and conformal frames, -Gravitational waves in scalar-tensor cosmology, -Specific scalar-tensor theories, -Exact cosmological solutions and cosmological perturbations, -Scalar-tensor scenarios of the early universe and inflation, -Scalar-tensor models of quintessence in the present universe and their far-reaching consequences for the ultimate fate of the cosmos.
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Author: Panel on Gravitation, Cosmology, and Cosmic-Ray Physics,Physics Survey Committee,Board on Physics and Astronomy,Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309568072

Category: Science

Page: 165

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Author: George F. R. Ellis,Roy Maartens,Malcolm A. H. MacCallum

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521381150

Category: Science

Page: 622

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Surveying key developments and open issues in cosmology for graduate students and researchers, this book focuses on the general concepts and relations that underpin the standard model of the Universe. It also examines anisotropic and inhomogeneous models, and deeper issues, such as quantum cosmology and the multiverse proposal.
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Author: Pankaj Sharan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3764399716

Category: Science

Page: 355

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This is an introductory book on the general theory of relativity based partly on lectures given to students of M.Sc. Physics at my university. The book is divided into three parts. The ?rst part is a preliminary course on general relativity with minimum preparation. The second part builds the ma- ematical background and the third part deals with topics where mathematics developed in the second part is needed. The ?rst chapter gives a general background and introduction. This is f- lowed by an introduction to curvature through Gauss’ Theorema Egregium. This theorem expresses the curvature of a two-dimensional surface in terms of intrinsic quantitiesrelatedtothein?nitesimaldistancefunctiononthesurface.Thestudent isintroducedtothemetrictensor,Christo?elsymbolsandRiemanncurvaturet- sor by elementary methods in the familiar and visualizable case of two dimensions. This early introduction to geometric quantities equips a student to learn simpler topics in general relativity like the Newtonian limit, red shift, the Schwarzschild solution, precession of the perihelion and bending of light in a gravitational ?eld. Part II (chapters 5 to 10) is an introduction to Riemannian geometry as - quired by general relativity. This is done from the beginning, starting with vectors and tensors. I believe that students of physics grasp physical concepts better if they are not shaky about the mathematics involved.
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Author: Allen I. Janis,John R. Porter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780817635411

Category: Science

Page: 266

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Papers from the Discussion Conference on Recent Advances in General Relativity, held at the U. of Pittsburgh, May 1990, survey the interacting fields of classical general relativity, astrophysics, and quantum gravity. Some of the remarks made following the invited papers are also included. The conference also included three workshops on classical g
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Special, General, and Cosmological

Author: W. Rindler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540079705

Category: Science

Page: 284

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Relativistic cosmology has in recent years become one of the most exciting and active branches of current research. In conference after conference the view is expressed that cosmology today is where particle physics was forty years ago, with major discoveries just waiting to happen. Also gravitational wave detectors, presently under construction or in the testing phase, promise to open up an entirely novel field of physics. The book's basic purpose is to make relativity come alive conceptually. Hence the emphasis on the foundations and the logical subtleties rather than on the mathematics or the detailed experiments per se.
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Author: Charles R. Evans,Lee S. Finn,David W. Hobill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521366666

Category: Science

Page: 435

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This 1989 text will be of value to those who wish to understand developments in computer studies of general relativity at the time of publication.
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Author: Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 112

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Because of the vicissitudes of history, the general theory of relativity has never been consistently explored to ascertain whether, in its realm of exact validity, it predicts phenomena which have no counterparts in the Newtonian limit, that is in the limit in which the velocity of light may be considered infinite. Thus, while recent interest in physics has concentrated on such 'frontier areas' as quantum gravity and cosmology, there has also been a quiet but steady progress in the classical domain. The five papers collected in this volume, and presented under the editorship of the famed Nobel Laureate S. Chandrasekhar, illustrate the nature of these advances. Each of them represents developments in areas both of physics and mathematics which disclose unanticipated findings that illustrate the special character of work in these areas. Astrophysicists and mathematical relativists will welcome this unique look at ongoing research.
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Author: Peter G. Bergmann,V. de Sabbata

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402005923

Category: Science

Page: 554

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In this XVII Course of the International School of Cosmology and Gravitation devoted to "ADVANCES IN THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN QUANTUM AND GRAVITY PHYSICS" we have considered different aspects of the influence of gravity on quantum systems. In order to achieve this aim, in many lectures, seminars and discussions we have strengthened the interplay between gravity and quantum systems starting from the situation in the early universe based on astrophysical observations, up to the earthly based experiments with atom interferometry for probing the structure of space-time. Thus we have had timely lectures on the quantum field and horizon of a black hole including reviews of the problem of black holes thermodynamics and entropy, quantum information, quantum black holes, quantum evaporation and Hawking radiation, recent advances in stockastic gravity. We have also discussed quantum fluctuations in inflationary universe, quantum effects and reheating after inflation, and superplanckian energies in Hawking radiation. In this regard the subject of spinors in purely affine space-time and Dirac matter according to Weyl in the generalized theory of gravitation were developed . The dualism between space-time and matter has been deeply analyzed in order to see why, for general relativity, this is an obstacle for quantization of the theory. Also canonical Gravity and Mach's principle, torsion and curvature as commutator for Quantum Gravity and Dirac Geometry of real space-time were analysed, together with the problem of 5-Dimensional Projective Unified Field theory and Multidimensional Gravity and Cosmology.
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Author: Jerzy Plebanski,Andrzej Krasinski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113945840X

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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General relativity is a cornerstone of modern physics, and is of major importance in its applications to cosmology. Plebanski and Krasinski are experts in the field and in this book they provide a thorough introduction to general relativity, guiding the reader through complete derivations of the most important results. Providing coverage from a unique viewpoint, geometrical, physical and astrophysical properties of inhomogeneous cosmological models are all systematically and clearly presented, allowing the reader to follow and verify all derivations. For advanced undergraduates and graduates in physics and astronomy, this textbook will enable students to develop expertise in the mathematical techniques necessary to study general relativity.
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Proceedings of the Summer School Held, 14–26 August, 1972 at the Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta

Author: W. Israel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789027703699

Category: Science

Page: 332

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The 1972 Banff lectures attempted a systematic exposition of the ideas underlying recent developments in general relativity and its astronomical applications at a level accessible and useful to graduate students having some previous acquaintance with the subject. To our regret, it was not possible to include any printed record of Peebles' beautiful lectures on observational cosmology or of the many stimulating seminars on special topics contributed by the participants. What remains is nevertheless a reason ably self-contained and compact introduction to Einstein's theory in its modern in carnation, and we hope it will be found useful by the many physicists, astronomers, and mathematicians who wish to update and deepen their understanding of the theory. On behalf of the organizing committee, I should like to express appreciation to a number of people whose help was crucial to the success of the enterprise: to Jan van Kranendonk, who initiated the idea of a Banff summer school on general relativity; to him and to David Rowe and Don Betts for inspiration and moral support; to our indefatigable secretaries Olwyn Buckland and Leslie Hughes; and to Garry Nash, Richard Sigal, Tim Spanos, and Gordon Wilson who helped in a variety of ways to keep the wheels running. How much we owe to the splendid cooperative effort of the lecturers will be clear to any reader of the following pages.
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Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation, 1986

Author: M. A. H. MacCallum

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521332965

Category: Science

Page: 407

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