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A First Course in General Relativity by Bernard Schutz

By Bernard Schutz

readability, clarity and rigor mix within the moment version of this widely-used textbook to supply step one into basic relativity for undergraduate scholars with a minimum historical past in arithmetic. themes inside of relativity that fascinate astrophysical researchers and scholars alike are coated with Schutz's attribute ease and authority - from black holes to gravitational lenses, from pulsars to the research of the Universe as an entire. This version now includes discoveries through astronomers that require common relativity for his or her rationalization; a revised bankruptcy on relativistic stars, together with new details on pulsars; a completely rewritten bankruptcy on cosmology; and a longer, entire therapy of contemporary detectors and anticipated assets. Over three hundred workouts, many new to this version, supply scholars the arrogance to paintings with common relativity and the required arithmetic, when the casual writing kind makes the subject material simply obtainable. Password safe suggestions for teachers can be found at www.cambridge.org/9780521887052.

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