General Relativity provides an unusually broad survey of the current state of this field. Chapters on mathematical relativity cover many topics, including initial value problems, a new approach to the partial differential equations of physics, and work on exact solutions. The chapters on relativistic cosmology and black holes explore cosmology. Other chapters deal with gravitational waves, experimental relativity, quantum gravity, and aspects of computing in relativity. The book will be useful both to postgraduates and to established workers in the field.
Table of Contents
Mathematics of General Relativity (Bernd Schmidt). Partial Differential Equations of Physics (Robert Geroch). Gravitostatics and Rotating Bodies (Gernot Neugebauer). A Guide to Basic Exact Solutions (Zolt^D'an Perj^D'es). Relativistic Cosmology (John Wainwright). Black Holes in Cosmology and Astrophysics (Bernard Carr). Source of Gravitational Waves (Jos^D'e Alberto Lobo). Detection of Gravitational Waves (Norna A Robertson). The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment. A 1995 Update (Clifford M Will). Algebraic Computing in General Relativity (Ray d'Inverno). Numerical Computing in General Relativity (Ray d'Inverno). Quantum Gravity (Malcolm Perry). Poster Abstracts. Participants' Addresses. Index.