Conformal Methods in General Relativity

Author: Juan Valiente Kroon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107033896
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A systematic and self-contained account, which adopts a geometric approach to study the solutions of Einstein's theory of gravity.

Advanced General Relativity

Author: John Stewart
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521449465
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A self-contained introduction to advanced general relativity.

The Large Scale Structure of Space Time

Author: S. W. Hawking
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139810952
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Einstein's General Theory of Relativity leads to two remarkable predictions: first, that the ultimate destiny of many massive stars is to undergo gravitational collapse and to disappear from view, leaving behind a 'black hole' in space; and secondly, that there will exist singularities in space-time itself. These singularities are places where space-time begins or ends, and the presently known laws of physics break down. They will occur inside black holes, and in the past are what might be construed as the beginning of the universe. To show how these predictions arise, the authors discuss the General Theory of Relativity in the large. Starting with a precise formulation of the theory and an account of the necessary background of differential geometry, the significance of space-time curvature is discussed and the global properties of a number of exact solutions of Einstein's field equations are examined. The theory of the causal structure of a general space-time is developed, and is used to study black holes and to prove a number of theorems establishing the inevitability of singualarities under certain conditions. A discussion of the Cauchy problem for General Relativity is also included in this 1973 book.

Asymptotic Analysis in General Relativity

Author: Thierry Daudé
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316649407
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Introduction to modern methods for classical and quantum fields in general relativity / Thierry Daudé, Dietrich Häfner, and Jean-Philippe Nicolas -- Geometry of black hole spacetimes / Lars Andersson, Thomas B. Ackdahl, and Pieter Blue -- An introduction to Quantum Field Theory on curved space-times / Christian Gerard -- A minicourse on microlocal analysis for wave propagation / Andras Vasy -- An introduction to conformal geometry and tractor calculus, with a view to applications in general relativity / Sean N. Curry and A. Rod Gover

Exact Space Times in Einstein s General Relativity

Author: Jerry B. Griffiths
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139481169
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Einstein's theory of general relativity is a theory of gravity and, as in the earlier Newtonian theory, much can be learnt about the character of gravitation and its effects by investigating particular idealised examples. This book describes the basic solutions of Einstein's equations with a particular emphasis on what they mean, both geometrically and physically. Concepts such as big bang and big crunch-types of singularities, different kinds of horizons and gravitational waves, are described in the context of the particular space-times in which they naturally arise. These notions are initially introduced using the most simple and symmetric cases. Various important coordinate forms of each solution are presented, thus enabling the global structure of the corresponding space-time and its other properties to be analysed. The book is an invaluable resource both for graduate students and academic researchers working in gravitational physics.

Spinors and Space Time Volume 1 Two Spinor Calculus and Relativistic Fields

Author: Roger Penrose
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521337076
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This volume introduces and systematically develops the calculus of 2-spinors. This is the first detailed exposition of this technique which leads not only to a deeper understanding of the structure of space-time, but also provides shortcuts to some very tedious calculations. Many results are given here for the first time.

Techniques of Differential Topology in Relativity

Author: Roger Penrose
Publisher: SIAM
ISBN: 9781611970609
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Acquaints the specialist in relativity theory with some global techniques for the treatment of space-times and will provide the pure mathematician with a way into the subject of general relativity.

Numerical Relativity

Author: Masaru Shibata
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814699748
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' This book is composed of two parts: First part describes basics in numerical relativity, that is, the formulations and methods for a solution of Einstein''s equation and general relativistic matter field equations. This part will be helpful for beginners of numerical relativity who would like to understand the content of numerical relativity and its background. The second part focuses on the application of numerical relativity. A wide variety of scientific numerical results are introduced focusing in particular on the merger of binary neutron stars and black holes. Contents:Preliminaries for Numerical RelativityMethodology:Formulation for Initial-Value Problems of General RelativityNumerical Methods for a Solution of Einstein''s Evolution EquationMatter Equations in General RelativityFormulations for Initial Data, Equilibrium, and Quasi-EquilibriumExtracting Gravitational WavesFinding Black HolesApplications:Coalescence of Binary Compact ObjectsGravitational Collapse to a Black HoleNon-Radial Instability and Magnetohydrodynamics InstabilityHigher-Dimensional SimulationsConclusionAppendices:Killing Vector and Frobenius'' TheoremNumerical Relativity in Spherical SymmetryDecomposition by Spherical HarmonicsLagrangian and Hamiltonian Formulations of General RelativitySolutions of Riemann Problems in Special Relativistic HydrodynamicsLandau–Lifshitz Pseudo TensorLaws of Black Hole and Apparent HorizonPost–Newtonian Results for Coalescing Compact Binaries Readership: This book is suitable for advanced ungraduate students, postgraduate students and researchers who are interested in numerical relativity. Keywords:Numerical Relativity;Black Hole;Neutron Star;Gravitational Waves'

Spacetime and Singularities

Author: Gregory L. Naber
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521336123
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Naber provides an elementary introduction to the geometrical methods and notions used in special and general relativity. Particular emphasis is placed on the ideas concerned with the structure of space-time and that play a role in the Penrose-Hawking singularity theorems. The author's primary purpose is to give a rigorous proof of the simplest of these theorems, by the one that is representative of the whole. He provides exercises and examples at the end of each chapter. No previous exposure either to relativity theory of differential geometry is required of the reader, as necessary concepts are developed when needed, though some restrictions ae imposed on the types of space considered.

Quantum Fields in Curved Space

Author: N. D. Birrell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107392810
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This book presents a comprehensive review of the subject of gravitational effects in quantum field theory. Although the treatment is general, special emphasis is given to the Hawking black hole evaporation effect, and to particle creation processes in the early universe. The last decade has witnessed a phenomenal growth in this subject. This is the first attempt to collect and unify the vast literature that has contributed to this development. All the major technical results are presented, and the theory is developed carefully from first principles. Here is everything that students or researchers will need to embark upon calculations involving quantum effects of gravity at the so-called one-loop approximation level.