General Theory of Relativity (Paperback)

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Einstein's general theory of relativity requires a curved space for the description of the physical world. If one wishes to go beyond superficial discussions of the physical relations involved, one needs to set up precise equations for handling curved space. The well-established mathematical technique that accomplishes this is clearly described in this classic book by Nobel Laureate P.A.M. Dirac. Based on a series of lectures given by Dirac at Florida State University, and intended for the advanced undergraduate, General Theory of Relativity comprises thirty-five compact chapters that take the reader point-by-point through the necessary steps for understanding general relativity.

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P.A.M. Dirac (1902-1984) was Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and later taught at Florida State University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780691011462
ISBN-10: 069101146X
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: January 28th, 1996
Pages: 80
Language: English
Series: Physics Notes