Gravitation

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ISBN-13: 9780691177793
ISBN-10: 0691177791
Author: Kip S. Thorne, Charles W. Misner, John Archibald Wheeler
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover 1280 pages
Category: Physics
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ISBN-13: 9780691177793
ISBN-10: 0691177791
Author: Kip S. Thorne, Charles W. Misner, John Archibald Wheeler
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover 1280 pages
Category: Physics

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Acknowledged authors Kip S. Thorne , Charles W. Misner , John Archibald Wheeler wrote Gravitation comprising 1280 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0691177791 and 9780691177793. Since then Gravitation textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 12.04 or rent at the marketplace.

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First published in 1973, Gravitation is a landmark graduate-level textbook that presents Einstein’s general theory of relativity and offers a rigorous, full-year course on the physics of gravitation. Upon publication, Science called it “a pedagogic masterpiece,” and it has since become a classic, considered essential reading for every serious student and researcher in the field of relativity. This authoritative text has shaped the research of generations of physicists and astronomers, and the book continues to influence the way experts think about the subject.

With an emphasis on geometric interpretation, this masterful and comprehensive book introduces the theory of relativity; describes physical applications, from stars to black holes and gravitational waves; and portrays the field’s frontiers. The book also offers a unique, alternating, two-track pathway through the subject. Material focusing on basic physical ideas is designated as Track 1 and formulates an appropriate one-semester graduate-level course. The remaining Track 2 material provides a wealth of advanced topics instructors can draw on for a two-semester course, with Track 1 sections serving as prerequisites.

This must-have reference for students and scholars of relativity includes a new preface by David Kaiser, reflecting on the history of the book’s publication and reception, and a new introduction by Charles Misner and Kip Thorne, discussing exciting developments in the field since the book’s original publication.

  • The book teaches students to:
  • Grasp the laws of physics in flat and curved spacetime
  • Predict orders of magnitude
  • Calculate using the principal tools of modern geometry
  • Understand Einstein's geometric framework for physics
  • Explore applications, including neutron stars, Schwarzschild and Kerr black holes, gravitational collapse, gravitational waves, cosmology, and so much more
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