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    DescriptionThis 2004 textbook fills a gap in the literature on general relativity by providing the advanced student with practical tools for the computation of many physically interesting quantities. The context is provided by the mathematical theory of black holes, one of the most elegant, successful, and relevant applications of general relativity. Among the topics discussed are congruencies of timelike and null geodesics, the embedding of spacelike, timelike and null hypersurfaces in spacetime, and the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of general relativity. Although the book is self-contained, it is not meant to serve as an introduction to general relativity. Instead, it is meant to help the reader acquire advanced skills and become a competent researcher in relativity and gravitational physics. The primary readership consists of graduate students in gravitational physics. It will also be a useful reference for more seasoned researchers working in this field.


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    Title
    A Relativist's Toolkit
    Subtitle
    The Mathematics of Black-hole Mechanics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eric Poisson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 252
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 238 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 481 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521537803
    ISBN 10: 0521537800
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.9T
    DC22: 530
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26480
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI055000
    LC classification: QC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: PGC, PHR
    DC22: 530.11
    BISAC V2.8: SCI040000, SCI015000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: PHR, PGC
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    39 b/w illus. 3 tables 46 exercises
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    05 November 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Eric Poisson is Professor of Physics at the University of Guelph.
    Review quote
    '... an elegant, thoughtful, useful and altogether commendable publication.' Contemporary Physics 'The author puts emphasis on training the readers and equipping them with the relevant skills of a working relativist. The text reaches a high pedagogical standard ... In this way the author succeeds in closing a gap in the existing text book literature especially for a readership mainly oriented towards physics.' Monatshefte fur Mathematik
    Table of contents
    Preface; Notation and conventions; 1. Fundamentals; 2. Geodesic congruences; 3. Hypersurfaces; 4. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulation of general relativity; 5. Black holes; References; Index.