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Published: 05 November 2009

456 Pages | 240 line ilustrations


ISBN: 9780199573646

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Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology

A Basic Introduction

Second Edition

Ta-Pei Cheng

Oxford Master Series in Physics

  • Accessible introduction, with interesting applications described before difficult mathematics.
  • Designed to allow readers with physics background to learn the subject alone.
  • Up to date in latest cosmological discoveries and tests of general relativity.
  • A balanced presentation between formal structure and applications of general relativity.
  • Covers topics of lasting relevance and importance.

New to this Edition:

  • In this new edition of the book, presentations on special relativity and black holes are augmented by new chapters. Other parts of the book are updated to include new observation tests of general relativity (e.g., the double pulsar system) and more recent evidence for dark matter and dark energy.