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A Student's Manual for A First Course in General Relativity by Robert B. Scott

By Robert B. Scott

This complete pupil handbook has been designed to accompany the major textbook by way of Bernard Schutz, a primary direction more often than not Relativity, and makes use of special recommendations, cross-referenced to a number of introductory and extra complex textbooks, to permit self-learners, undergraduates and postgraduates to grasp basic relativity via challenge fixing. the proper accompaniment to Schutz's textbook, this handbook courses the reader step by step via over 2 hundred routines, with transparent easy-to-follow derivations. It presents distinct ideas to nearly half Schutz's routines, and contains one hundred twenty five fresh supplementary difficulties that tackle the delicate issues of every bankruptcy. It incorporates a finished index and collects worthy mathematical effects, reminiscent of transformation matrices and Christoffel symbols for in most cases studied spacetimes, in an appendix. Supported by means of a web desk categorising routines, a Maple worksheet and an teachers' guide, this article offers a useful source for all scholars and teachers utilizing Schutz's textbook.

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