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Relativity, Astrophysics and Cosmology (Hardcover)

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The subjects of elementary particles, astrophysics and cosmology have become inextricably interconnected, which has led to great advances in our understanding of the universe.

Written by an author with unique research experience at prestigious institutions, this self-contained text provides a comprehensive introduction to modern astrophysics and cosmology. The physical and mathematical concepts essential for a thorough understanding of the classical theory of fields are carefully developed. Some relevant aspects of thermodynamics, statistical physics and elementary particle physics are reviewed. Considerable emphasis is placed on the description of experimental techniques and results.

From the contents:

  • An Introduction to Cosmology
  • Special and General Relativity
  • The Friedmann-Lemaitre Universe
  • Stellar Structure and Evolution
  • Astrophysical Implications of General Relativity
  • Specifications

    Publisher Vch Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh
    Mfg Part# 9783527407644
    SKU 207553008
    Format Hardcover
    ISBN10 3527407642
    Release Date 3/3/2010
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