Einstein's General Theory of Relativity: With Modern Applications in Cosmology

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Springer New York, Oct 10, 2010 - Science - 540 pages
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The book introduces the general theory of relativity and includes applications to cosmology.  The book contains a thorough introduction to tensor calculus and curved manifolds.  After the necessary mathematical tools are introduced, we give a thorough presentation of the theory of relativity.  Also, some advanced topics not previously covered by textbooks; e.g. Kaluza-Klein theory, Israel's formalism and branes.  Anisotropic cosmological models are also included.

The book contains a large number of new exercises and examples, each with separate headings.  The reader will get an updated introduction to general relativity including the most recent developments in cosmology.

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Both authors are researchers in general relativity with particular emphasis on cosmology.  They have earned the following honors:  Illustrert Vitenskaps research prize (1988), The King's Gold Medal (1990), 2nd prize, Smith-Knight Rayleight-Knight prizes, Cambridge University (2003), and Research Prize of Oslo College of Engineering (2004).

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