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Advanced General Relativity: Gravity Waves, Spinning Particles, and Black Holes

Claude Barrabès and Peter A. Hogan

Abstract

This book is aimed at students who have completed a final year undergraduate course on general relativity and supplemented it with additional techniques by individual study or in a taught MSc programme. The additional technical knowledge required involves the Cartan calculus, the tetrad formalism including aspects of the Newman–Penrose formalism, the Ehlers–Sachs theory of null geodesic congruences, and the Petrov classification of gravitational fields. Each chapter could be used as a basis for an advanced undergraduate or early postgraduate project. The topics covered fall under three general ... More

Keywords: gravitational waves, spinning particles, black holes, equations of motion, general relativity, Cartan calculus, tetrad formalism, Newman–Penrose formalism, Ehlers–Sachs theory, Petrov classification

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199680696
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680696.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Claude Barrabès, author
Laboratoire de Mathématiques et Physique Théorique, Université de Tours

Peter A. Hogan, author
School of Physics, University College Dublin

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