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Introduction to Differential Geometry and General Relativity

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Introduction to Differential Geometry and General Relativity
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Number of pages: 138

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From the table of contents: distance, open sets, parametric surfaces and smooth functions, smooth manifolds and scalar fields, tangent vectors and the tangent space, contravariant and covariant vector fields, tensor fields, Riemannian manifolds, locally Minkowskian manifolds, covariant differentiation, geodesics and local inertial frames, the Riemann curvature tensor, comoving frames and proper time, the stress tensor and the relativistic stress-energy tensor, three basic premises of general relativity, the Einstein field equations and derivation of Newton's law, the Schwarzschild metric and event horizons, White Dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes.

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