The Resource Variational Approach to Gravity Field Theories : From Newton to Einstein and Beyond, by Alberto Vecchiato, (electronic resource)

Variational Approach to Gravity Field Theories : From Newton to Einstein and Beyond, by Alberto Vecchiato, (electronic resource)

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Variational Approach to Gravity Field Theories : From Newton to Einstein and Beyond
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Variational Approach to Gravity Field Theories
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From Newton to Einstein and Beyond
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by Alberto Vecchiato
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eng
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This book offers a detailed and stimulating account of the Lagrangian, or variational, approach to general relativity and beyond. The approach more usually adopted when describing general relativity is to introduce the required concepts of differential geometry and derive the field and geodesic equations from purely geometrical properties. Demonstration of the physical meaning then requires the weak field approximation of these equations to recover their Newtonian counterparts. The potential downside of this approach is that it tends to suit the mathematical mind and requires the physicist to study and work in a completely unfamiliar environment. In contrast, the approach to general relativity described in this book will be especially suited to physics students. After an introduction to field theories and the variational approach, individual sections focus on the variational approach in relation to special relativity, general relativity, and alternative theories of gravity. Throughout the text, solved exercises and examples are presented. The book will meet the needs of both students specializing in theoretical physics and those seeking a better understanding of particular aspects of the subject
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Vecchiato, Alberto
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  • QC178
  • QC173.5-173.65
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Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics,
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  • Physics
  • Gravitation
  • Cosmology
  • Physics
  • Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Cosmology
  • Classical Electrodynamics
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Variational Approach to Gravity Field Theories : From Newton to Einstein and Beyond, by Alberto Vecchiato, (electronic resource)
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Part I Introduction -- The character of a scientific theory -- Field Theories and Variational approach -- Fundamental Principles and Field Theories -- Exercises -- Part II Special Relativity -- Motivations -- Mathematical model -- Electromagnetism in SR -- Exercises -- Part III General Relativity -- Motivations -- Lagrangian formulation of GR -- Applications -- Exercises -- Part IV Beyond Relativity -- Motivations -- Theory and Experiments -- Exercises
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XII, 361 p. 7 illus., 4 illus. in color.
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9783319512112
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10.1007/978-3-319-51211-2
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online resource.
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-51211-2
Label
Variational Approach to Gravity Field Theories : From Newton to Einstein and Beyond, by Alberto Vecchiato, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I Introduction -- The character of a scientific theory -- Field Theories and Variational approach -- Fundamental Principles and Field Theories -- Exercises -- Part II Special Relativity -- Motivations -- Mathematical model -- Electromagnetism in SR -- Exercises -- Part III General Relativity -- Motivations -- Lagrangian formulation of GR -- Applications -- Exercises -- Part IV Beyond Relativity -- Motivations -- Theory and Experiments -- Exercises
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XII, 361 p. 7 illus., 4 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319512112
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-51211-2
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-51211-2

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