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Introduction to General Relativity

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Introduction to General Relativity
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Publisher: Rinton Press
ISBN/ASIN: 1589490002
ISBN-13: 9781589490000
Number of pages: 69

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This book presents, in a natural and beautiful way, the general relativity as a scheme for describing the gravitational field and the equations it obeys. Starting from physical motivations, curved coordinates are introduced, and then the notion of an affine connection field is added. At a later step, the metric field is added. One then sees clearly how space and time get more and more structure, until finally Einstein's field equations logically come out.

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