Foundations of Tensor Analysis for Students of Physics and Engineering With an Introduction to the Theory of Relativity
by Joseph C. Kolecki
Publisher: Glenn Research Center 2005
Number of pages: 92
Tensor analysis is useful because of its great generality, computational power, and compact, easy-to-use notation. This monograph is intended to provide a conceptual foundation for students of physics and engineering who wish to pursue tensor analysis as part of their advanced studies in applied mathematics.
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by Neil Lambert - King's College London
Contents: Introduction; Manifolds and Tensors; General Relativity (Derivation, Diffeomorphisms as Gauge Symmetries, Weak Field Limit, Tidal Forces, ...); The Schwarzchild Black Hole; More Black Holes; Non-asymptotically Flat Solutions.
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