Gravitation, Part 3This landmark text offers a rigorous fullyear graduate level course on gravitation physics, teaching students to: • Grasp the laws of physics in flat spacetime • Predict orders of magnitude • Calculate using the principal tools of modern geometry • Predict all levels of precision • Understand Einstein's geometric framework for physics • Explore applications, including pulsars and neutron stars, cosmology, the Schwarzschild geometry and gravitational collapse, and gravitational waves • Probe experimental tests of Einstein's theory • Tackle advanced topics such as superspace and quantum geometrodynamics The book offers a unique, alternating twotrack pathway through the subject: • In many chapters, material focusing on basic physical ideas is designated as Track 1. These sections together make an appropriate oneterm advanced/graduate level course (mathematical prerequisites: vector analysis and simple partialdifferential equations). The book is printed to make it easy for readers to identify these sections. • The remaining Track 2 material provides a wealth of advanced topics instructors can draw from to flesh out a twoterm course, with Track 1 sections serving as prerequisites. 
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User Review  josh314  LibraryThingA friend of mine in college liked to take this book from my shelf and drop it on the floor in a demonstration of gravity. As this is a monstrous tome, it made a fairly satisfying "thwomp" upon impact ... Read full review
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User Review  Erik  GoodreadsWow, what a difference a clear explanation makes. One can see the hand of John Wheeler in this volume, and the philosophical depth and understanding that was characteristic of his physics. This book is a jewel! Read full review